Marumiya’s Classic Sukiyaki Furikake Rice Seasoning
A wide variety of condiments for rice are available at supermarkets in Japan as plain white rice is the staple food of the Japanese.
I am fond of trying new things, so I tend to like buying newly released products that draw my interest. But the other day, when I went out shopping, a Furikake (rice seasoning) product caught my eye, because I used to eat it sprinkling over rice as a kid.
As a result, the product brought back memories of my childhood and made me want to try and eat it for the first time in a while, so I grabbed it.
Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake
Actually, what I bought this time is this classic Sukiyaki Furikake from “Marumiya (丸美屋)” that was introduced in 1963, and now, it has become one of the standard Furikake rice seasonings in Japan.
As you may already know, “Furikake (ふりかけ)” is a traditional Japanese condiment for rice consisting of dry mini flakes made from various food materials, such as meat, seafood, eggs, seaweed, and sesame seeds.
This Furikake has a “Sukiyaki (すきやき: Japanese beef hot pot)” flavor, so these flakes actually include beef and as a whole have a sweet soy sauce flavor which kind of reminds eaters of the Sukiyaki beef pot. Yes, it tastes great as ever!
As I mentioned above, Furikake is usually sprinkled over hot steamed plain rice, and as a matter of fact, this is the most common usage of Furikake, but sometimes the dry flakes are used to add some flavor to noodles, vegetables, or bread.
Toast Recipe using Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake
As an example of the uses, there is a toast recipe on the back of this product package. For those who are interested in this Sukiyaki Furikake, here is the English translation of the recipe. With this recipe, you can enjoy Cheese-Burger-like toast!
|Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake||1 or 2 tablespoons|
|White Bread||1 slice|
|Sliced Cheese||1 slice|
|Tomato Ketchup||A proper amount|
|Mayonnaise||A proper amount|
- First, spread tomato ketchup and mayo over the bread, then place a slice of cheese on it
- Toast the bread in an oven toaster until the cheese melts
- Sprinkle the Furikake seasoning over the toast as a finishing touch and enjoy it!
Lastly, for those who are curious about the ingredients, here it is. According to the list, the Japanese rice seasoning, Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake consists of wheat flour, sugar, sesame seeds, soy sauce, beef, salt, hen’s egg, sweet red bean paste, lard, milk sugar, starch, vegetable protein, seaweed calcium, onion, processed soybeans, extracts (yeast, beef, chicken), mirin, flavor oil, margarine, rapeseed oil, soybean oil, dextrin, yeast, seasoned Nori (seaweed laver), milk, sukiyaki flavoring, miso, rice oil, spices, high-fructose corn syrup, chicken, yolk oil, chicken fat, starch syrup, and dextrose.