Furikake is a Japanese a rice seasoning typically made up of, nori, sesame seeds, dried fish/shrimp, and sugar. My recipe is really simple and a great introduction to this magical ingredient. Sprinkle it over rice, eggs or veggies.
Furikake: Japanese Rice Seasoning
- 2 sheets toasted 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 the sesame seeds from the pan and let cool.
Use scissors to cut the nori into quarters; this will make it much easier to break up in the blender. Blend the nori and bonito in a blender or food processor. I personally have a very poor quality blender, so it takes a while to achieve the correct consistency. I use the pulse setting and a combination of blending on high and low. After a few minutes, you will get a fine flakey consistency. Lastly, add the bonito flakes and pulse a few more times.
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 sliced avocado and a little bit of soy sauce.