Meet my new obsession.Furikake is a Japanese seasoning that’s usually composed of salt, sugar, sesame seeds, nori, and ground dried fish. Meant to be sprinkled atop white rice, it’s a delicious addition to many other foods, with all its sweet, savory, umami-ness. There is nothing I won't try it on. I dumped it all over my broccoli and sweet potato with dinner the other night, I sprinkled it atop the mayo on my sandwich, heck, I even poured it right into my hand and ate it. Yep.
Here are some other delicious ways that you can get more furikake in your life!
If you’re not already avsessed (I think I just invented a new word!), you will be after putting furikake atop it. I sliced up half of an avocado, and then sprinkled enough of the seasoning to cover the slices. You can always add more to taste!
Furikake is the perfect breakfast pal. Toast + a schmear of greek yogurt + sliced cucumbers + fried sunny side up egg + furikake sprinkles. So. Good.
Furikake kale chippies ftw! Want to make the perfect kale chip? Preheat oven to 325 F, and set rack to the middle position. Wash and dry (like make sure the leaves don’t have a lick of moisture on ‘em) the kale, and remove the leaves from the stems. Cover the baking sheet with parchment, and lay enough kale leaves to fill the sheet, without overlapping. Drizzle ½ tsp of olive oil over leaves and rub them in the oil to completely coat. Spread the leaves back out on the pan evenly. Bake for 6 minutes, turn the baking sheet, and bake for 6 minutes more. Check the leaves after 10 minutes for crispness (smaller leaves will inevitably crisp up faster than larger ones). Once out of the oven, sprinkle with your preferred seasoning (in this case, an obscene amount of furikake)!
Want more ways to enjoy this tasty seasoning? Here’s a roundup of delicious furikake treats round the internet:
- Joy the Baker shares Roy Choi’s Furikake Kettle Corn on her blog. This looks like something I needed to make, like, yesterday.
- Chex Mix + furikake = magic!
- Did someone say furikake french fries? Lawd have mercy.
- If you happen to be a DIY queen or king, The Kitchn’s got a vegetarian furikake recipe for ya.
There are so many ways to use this tasty tasty seasoning in your life. So I urge you, give furikake a chance. I'm already dreaming of grilled corn covered with a spicy mayo and furikake O_o Is it summer yet?