Homemade Furikake |Japanese Rice Seasoning
Furikake: the salt and pepper of Japan. This crunchy, salty, nutty, earthy, briny topping that tastes slightly of seafood is a great all-purpose seasoning for rice, seafood, snacks, and more.
- 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sea salt to taste
- 3 sheets nori
- 3 heaping tablespoons bonito flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar optional
Heat a dry, heavy-bottomed skillet over a medium high burner.
Pour in the sesame seeds and shake to distribute evenly over the surface of the skillet.
Toast, shaking occasionally, until the seeds are fragrant and begin making little popping sounds.
Immediately pour the seeds into a dry, clean bowl to cool and stir in the sea salt. Allow to cool completely before proceeding.
Use kitchen shears or clean, dry scissors to cut the nori into 1-inch strips. Stack the strips and cut cross-wise into very thin strips over the bowl of sesame seeds.
Use the kitchen shears again to roughly cut up the bonito flakes.
Add the sugar (if using) and stir all ingredients together, then transfer to a jar with a tight fitting lid.
This is ready to use immediately but can be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight for up to two months.
Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 21mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.7mg