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Faux-Rikake

What you need: 

1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon ponzu or lemon juice
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

What you do: 

1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Pour in the sesame seeds and dry-fry/toast them for a few seconds, and then add the seasonings. Stir and heat for 30 seconds or so until they start to darken and smell really fantastic. The seasoning will stick to the pan.
2. Add the tamari or soy sauce and ponzu or lemon juice and use them to deglaze the pan. Continue cooking, stirring and spreading the mixture flat again until it dries into a thick, dryish salty paste.
3. Remove from heat. Let cool. Break up with fork or fingers.
sprinkle over your rice, or use as onigiri/omisubi filling, sprinkle on salad, tofu scramble, popcorn, eat it out of the jar with your fingers...
Source of recipe: I made this up as an onigiri filling. This is my very own take on Japanese furikake which is a condiment eaten on rice. Super salty, but super yummy! I make larger batches and store them in a jar for quick access to sprinkle on rice or salad or tofu scramble!

Preparation Time: 
2 min, Cooking time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 
5 min
Servings: 
2-4
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