- 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.
Store in tightly covered jar in cool, dry place up to 1 month.
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.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Nori are sheets of dried seaweed used as a wrap for sushi and a garnish for soups and noodles. Look for nori in the international aisle of some supermarkets, Asian specialty markets or online.
Bonito flakes are flakes of dried smoked bonito fish. Used in Japanese cuisine to add salty flavor to soups, stocks, sauces and more. Find in the international aisle of supermarkets, Asian specialty stores or online.