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Did you make rice? Is there rice? These are the questions I hear almost daily, especially from my husband, the rice lover. So of course, this obsession with rice has rubbed off on our kids and they love rice too. They love rice so much that they’ll eat rice as a snack with one of their favorite condiments, furikake.

Homemade Furikake

If you grew up in a Japanese home, you’re probably familiar with furikake, but if not, let me briefly explain. Furikake is a Japanese condiment used on rice. Although there are many variations, the main furikake ingredients are usually nori, dried fish, sesame seed, and salt.

Homemade Furikake

Homemade Furikake Ingredients

I usually buy furikake at the store, but at the rate my kids eat it, I had to learn to make homemade furikake just to keep up with the demand. And guess what?! It’s so easy to make!

Homemade Furikake

If you have a mini blender, like a BELLA Rocket Blender, just add in all the ingredients, except for the sesame seeds and blend away. I added bonito flakes (dried fish flakes), shredded nori (seaweed), fine sea salt, and bit of sugar (optional).

If you don’t have a rocket blender, try using your regular blender, but be careful not to over pulse the nori. Kitchen scissors can also be used to cut the nori and bonito, but this will take more time and patience.

Homemade Furikake

Once the nori is in small pieces, add in the roasted sesame seeds and hand mix.

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Homemade Furikake Rice

Serve over hot rice and eat!

Place the remaining homemade furikake in an airtight container. This should last several months if kept in a dry place – ours only lasts for a week.

Homemade Furikake

Serves 8+
Prep time 10 minutes
Meal type Condiment
Easy homemade furikake recipe using 4 main ingredients. Serve as a rice condiment, sprinkle on popcorn, add to raw fish, and more.


  • 2 packets bonito flakes (scant 1/2 cup)
  • 4 sheets nori (shredded/ripped into small pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 - 1 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • 1 teaspoon sugar


Store furikake in an airtight container and in a dry place.


Step 1
Add all the ingredients, except the sesame seeds into a rocket blender/mini blender. Pulse until the nori is in small pieces. Add the sesame seeds and hand mix. Serve on rice.

Homemade Furikake with 4 main ingredients

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