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Homemade furikake seasoning on rice.
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Furikake (Japanese Rice Seasoning)

This homemade furikake ふりかけ (Japanese rice seasoning) includes nori (seaweed), toasted black and white sesame seeds, salt, and sugar for a simple and easy basic furikake known as 'nori komi furikake'. Sprinkle this on steamed rice, udon noodles, onigiri, ramen, popcorn, and more to easily add flavor to any dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Servings: 8
Calories: 40kcal


Optional flavorings


  • Cut nori sheets: Using kitchen shears or a knife, cut the nori sheets into small, thin pieces, or crumble them by hand.
    2 nori sheets
    Nori seaweed cut into small pieces.
  • Mix: Add the nori pieces, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, sugar, and salt to a bowl. Mix together.
    4 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons toasted black sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon sugar, ½ teaspoon sea salt
    Numbered steps for how to make furikake.
  • Optional add-ins: Add as many or as few optional add-ins as you'd like and mix them together. Taste and adjust the salt and sugar to your liking.
    1 to 2 tablespoons bonito flakes, ½ teaspoon ichimi togarashi (Japanese chili peppers), 2 to 3 teaspoons dried shiso leaves
  • Serve: Sprinkle a few teaspoons of furikake on rice, ramen, udon noodles, french fries, or any protein like chicken or salmon. Store leftovers in an airtight jar and keep them in the fridge for at least a month. Enjoy!
    Homemade furikake seasoning on rice.


Makes a little under ½ cup of furikake.
  1. Nori seaweed - This is a thin, flat sheet of seaweed that's been processed and dried for consumption. A good substitute is seaweed snacks, which are seasoned and roasted seaweed that's been individually packaged. 


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg