Savoury rice sprinkles are called ‘Furikake’ in Japan. There are loads of ‘Furikake’ products available from stores over there, but the most popular No.1 ‘Furikake’ is Marumiya brand’s ‘Noritama Furikake’, that is ‘Nori & Egg Sprinkles’. You can make ‘Nori & Egg Sprinkles’ at home, and it is easy to make. And most importantly, you know exactly what is in it.
2 Eggs *whisked well
1 pinch Salt
1 sachet (2.5g) Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 pinch Sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/2 sheet Toasted Nori *cut into fine strips
Extra finely ground Salt as required
- Heat a frying pan, not-stick pan preferred, over very low heat. (Oil the pan very lightly if required.
- Whisk Eggs very well, season with Salt, and cook into fine & dry scrambled Egg, stirring constantly using several chopsticks, until dry. *Note: The dryness depends on your preference.
- Rub the Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes) in the plastic sachet and make into fine crumbs, then mix with Soy Sauce and Sugar. Add to the pan and stir until dry.
- When the Egg mixture is cool, add Toasted Sesame Seeds, Nori and extra finely ground Salt, and mix to combine. *Note: If you store it in the fridge, Nori shouldn’t be mixed as it will lose the flavour and crispiness.