Steamed Rice with Furikake

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Steamed Rice with Furikake is a simple yet profoundly satisfying dish, embodying the essence of Japanese home cooking. This dish pairs the soft, fluffy texture of steamed rice with the umami-rich, savory taste of Furikake seasoning, providing a perfect balance of simplicity and flavor. It serves as a versatile base that can accompany many other dishes or shine on its own.

Steamed Rice with Furikake

Steamed Rice with Furikake Pin Recipe
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Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: 210-250 calories, depending on the amount of Furikake used. Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. **Rinse the Rice:** Place the rice in a strainer and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain thoroughly.
  2. **Soak the Rice (Optional):** For an even softer texture, let the rice soak in its cooking water for 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. **Cook the Rice:** Transfer the rice and water to a rice cooker or pot. If using a rice cooker, follow the manufacturer's instructions to start the cooking process. If cooking in a pot, bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer and cover. Cook for about 18 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  4. **Let It Sit:** Remove from heat and let the rice sit, covered, for about 10 minutes. This allows the rice to steam further and become fluffy.
  5. **Season with Furikake:** Fluff the rice with a fork or rice paddle, then sprinkle Furikake over the rice. Mix gently to distribute the seasoning throughout.
  6. **Serve:** Transfer to a bowl and enjoy warm. Adjust the amount of Furikake to taste.


  • **Furikake:** Furikake is a dry Japanese seasoning typically consisting of a mixture of dried fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar, and salt. Varieties may include different ingredients such as dried egg, bonito flakes, or shiso.
  • **Rice:** Using short-grain Japanese rice will yield the best results for this recipe, due to its sticky and tender texture.
  • **Customization:** Feel free to experiment with different types of Furikake to find your favorite flavor combinations.

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