When the rice is so good, you don't need much more, but furikake is one of the simplest rice-enhancers we know!
Ingredients (serves 4):
To Cook in the Rice Cooker:
For Basic Furikake:
white rice using the ingredients listed under “To Cook in the Rice Cooker.” For
steps to cook white rice, see
While rice is cooking, prepare the furikake.
If the bonito flakes are larger than a half inch, crush with hands. Place bonito
flakes in a frying pan, add soy sauce, mirin and cook over low heat.
Choose one of the above “Additional Flavors,” or combine
multiple ingredients to make it your own, and add to the pan.
Stir continuously, and cook until most liquid has
been absorbed, about 3 minutes. Add white toasted sesame seeds, and cook one
over freshly cooked rice. Furikake will keep in the
refrigerator for up to 7 days.