Place the mochi in a dry, heated cast iron skillet or heavy stainless steel skillet, cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes on low to medium-low. Flip the mochi, cover and cook another 3 to 4 minutes or until the mochi puffs up.
While the mochi is cooking, heat the syrup in a small pan. Place roasted, ground nuts in a small bowl. When the mochi is done, dip it into the hot syrup, roll it in the nuts and eat while hot.
Per serving - 235 calories, 10 gram fat (36% calories from fat), 3 gram protein, 37 gram carbohydrate, 2 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 1 milligram sodium