Nori (Seaweed Sheet) is not only for wrapping Sushi or Onigiri (Rice Balls). Nori can be used for many dishes such as ‘Scrambled Egg & Nori’ and ‘Stir-fried Broccoli & Nori’. Nori is basically a soft sea plant processed into dried sheets. Here is another way to use it. Cook Rice and Nori together.
2 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice
1/2 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)
1 tablespoon Mirin
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
2 sheets Toasted Nori *torn into small pieces
1 Spring Onion *finely chopped
Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Wash Rice by stirring it thoroughly in water with your hand and drain the water. Repeat this a few more times until water flows through clear. Place it into the rice cooker’s inner pot and add Water up to the 2-cups-marking.
- Add Dashi Powder, Salt, Soy Sauce, Sake (Rice Wine), Mirin and Sesame Oil, and gently stir. Scatter Toasted Nori peaces over.
- Press ‘COOK’ button to start cooking. When the rice is cooked, let it steamed for 10 minutes. Then mix gently.
- Sprinkle with some finely chopped Spring Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds, and enjoy.