Toppings for Rice

Furikake is a savoury condiment that comes in powder or flake form in shakers, bags or in individual sachets. It is used as a topping to add both taste and nutritional value to boiled rice, as well as fulfilling a decorative function. There are many different varieties of furikake, made from dried fish, seaweed, shiso, ume, egg and sesame seeds. To make salmon furikake, for example, salmon is first cooked then dried and ground into small flakes. Other ingredients such as sesame seeds and nori flakes are then added.