My first solo batch of microwave Jello mochi is in the books. Elapsed time 10 minutes from ingredients to mouth, counting cooling.
5 minutes in the microwave and flip it out onto a pastry board (see right). My children were VERY skeptical, believing that mixing Jello and mochi would throw the universe into chaos and just be plain gross. And when I popped out this squishy, sashimi-colored, weird-looking ring, they were still not convinced.