Furikake (Rice Sprinkles)

Ingredients (serves 4):
To Cook in the Rice Cooker:

For Basic Furikake:

Additional Flavors:


Prepare white rice using the ingredients listed under “To Cook in the Rice Cooker.” For steps to cook white rice, see here.


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 more minute.


Top furikake over freshly cooked rice. Furikake will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.