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Vegan Furikake Seasoning - Japanese Rice Seasoning
Prep Time
10 mins

Vegan furikake seasoning - a Japanese condiment packed with umami and nutty flavors. Made with only 4 ingredients in less than 10 minutes!

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese, Plant-based, Vegan
Keyword: easy, freezer-friendly, gluten-free, how to
Servings: 20
Calories: 45 kcal
Author: Loubna
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (preferably toasted)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional)
Optional ingredients you can add:
  • 1 tbsp mushroom powder
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds (lightly toasted)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Place your nori sheets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are crispy to the touch. Set on a cooling rack.

  2. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and toast for a few minutes stirring frequently until lightly golden brown and fragrant.

  3. Transfer toasted sesame seeds into a small blender (or spice grinder/mortar). Cut your nori sheets to fit into your blender and add them in, along with coconut sugar (if using) and salt.

  4. Blend until you reached your desired consistency (I prefer to leave some chunks for added texture)

  5. Transfer to a small mixing bowl and add nutritional yeast along with any other optional ingredients you want. Mix well and taste test for seasoning. add more salt if needed.

  6. Place your furikake in a sealed glass jar or container and use it when needed.

Recipe Notes
  •  Keep furikake in a sealed container for at least 3 months at room temperature. Or, refrigerate to keep fresh even longer.
  • Perfect over white rice, garnishing sushis or bowls, or adding more flavor to just about any Japanese inspired dish