Furikake (Rice Seasoning) Furikake (Rice Seasoning)

Furikake 150 Image by: Furikake 150 Author: Canadian Living

Furikake is a simple Japanese condiment for steamed rice, cooked vegetables and soups. Most commercial brands contain sugar and monosodium glutamate (MSG), which aren't in the homemade versions. For more exotic blends, try some of the following variations. – Gabrielle Bright

  • Portion size 175 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006



In skillet, toast light and black sesame seeds and salt over medium-low heat, stirring constantly and shaking pan, until fragrant and starting to pop, about 4 minutes. Pour onto plate; let cool.

In clean coffee or spice grinder or using mortar and pestle, grind mixture, in batches, until slightly powdery with some whole seeds remaining, about 10 seconds. Store in airtight container for up to 1 month.

Nutritional facts Per 2 tsp (10 mL): about

  • Sodium 174 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 37.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Calcium 1.0
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