What is Mazekomi Furikake?
If you are well acquainted with Japanese food, you should know about Furikake (ふりかけ).
Furikake is a seasoning consisting of dry mini flakes or granules processed from various ingredients such as meat, egg, seafood, or seaweed.
It is a product meant for a bowl of white rice, and we usually use it by sprinkling it on top.
Mazekomi Furikake (混ぜ込みふりかけ)
However, as I wrote in this article, you can often see Furikake products called Mazekomi (混ぜ込み) these days at grocery stores in Japan.
The Mazekomi Furikake is a relatively new type of Furikake which, unlike regular Furikake varieties, is used by mixing it with rice after sprinkling.
You can recognize Mazekomi Furikake by the name, which usually includes the word meaning mixing in, Mazekomi (混ぜ込み).
But of course, you can use normal Furikake the same way as Mazekomi Furikake by mixing it into steamed plain rice, like when you make Onigiri rice balls.