Slice the mochi into quarters and bake in a 450° oven or toaster oven until it puffs up, about 5 to 7 minutes.
While the mochi is cooking, place the water and wakame flakes in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the flame to low and add the pureed miso. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes. Pour into a bowl and add the mochi puffs and scallions.
Variation: A teaspoon or so of crumbled Eden Bonito Flakes and a few cubes of tofu can also be added at the beginning of cooking for variety.
Per serving - 142 calories, 2 gram fat (9% calories from fat), 3 gram protein, 31 gram carbohydrate, 2 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 428 milligram sodium