Furikake is a Japanese a rice seasoning typically made up of, nori, sesame seeds, dried fish/shrimp, and sugar. My recipe is straightforward and a great introduction to this magical ingredient. Sprinkle it over rice, eggs or popcorn for an instant umami boost!
Some of my favorite ways to enjoy Furikake:
Furikake: Japanese Rice Seasoning
- 2 sheets nori
- 4 tbs sesame seeds, black/white or both
- 1/4 bonito flakes
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- Heat a pan over medium/low heat. Add the sesame seeds to the pan and toast just until fragrant 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to burn them! Remove from the pan and let cool. Next toast the bonito flake for the same amount of time, just until fragrant. Remove the bonito and let cool. Last toast the nori in the same pan, about 1 minute on each side until it's very crisp.
- Crumble the toasted nori into the blender along with the bonito flake. Use the pulse setting and a combination of blending on high and low to achieve a fine flakey consistency.
- Pour the blended nori and bonito into a bowl and toss with the toasted sesame seeds and coconut sugar. Store in a small jar with a lid. My favorite way to use furikake is to sprinkle it over warm rice with with an egg yolk and drizzle of soy sauce!
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