Recipe Details

Make your own Furikake – an essential Japanese seaweed seasoning. This traditional version gets it’s savory, umami-loaded flavor from ingredients like McCormick Culinary® Sesame Seed, bonito flakes and dried nori. Its coarse texture adds color and crunch – sprinkle on anything you’d add salt and pepper to. Use it to prepare our Shiitake & Bacon Rice Balls with Spicy Ginger Sauce and Sesame & 7 Spice Chicken Rice Balls with Quick Kimchee.

Recipe makes about 1/2 cup or 96 (14-teaspoon) servings.

  1. Toast sesame seeds in dry skillet on medium heat about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Transfer to bowl; cool completely.
  2. Place sesame seeds, bonito flakes, nori, sugar and sea salt in food processor. Pulse about 12 times or until mixture is well blended.
  3. Store in tightly covered jar in cool, dry place up to 1 month.

CHEF’s TIP!

–Bonito flakes are flakes of dried smoked bonito, a fish in the tuna family. It is used in Japanese cuisine to add salty flavor to soups, stocks, sauces, and noodle and vegetable dishes. Nori are sheets of dried seaweed used as a wrap for sushi and a garnish for soups and noodles. Look for bonito flakes and nori in the international aisle of some supermarkets, Asian specialty markets or online.

–Use Homemade Japanese Furikake Seasoning to prepare Shiitake & Bacon Rice Balls with Spicy Ginger Sauce and Sesame & 7 Spice Chicken Rice Balls with Quick Kimchee.

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