Furikake Popcorn

March 22, 2013

Furikake is a Japanese seaweed seasoning made of seaweed, salt, sesame seeds and sugar. It’s a staple in my pantry and I normally add it to rice, but recently discovered that it’s amazing on popcorn! The sweet and salty flavor is subtle and a simple way to change up the ordinary. I use Newman’s Own unsalted and unbuttered popcorn and just add a little drizzle of oil, a pinch of salt and a generous sprinkle of furikake in the bag while it’s still hot. Close the bag and shake vigorously and enjoy!


Furikake Popcorn

Furikake is a Japanese seaweed seasoning that typically goes on rice but on popcorn, it makes an amazing snack!
Servings: 1 bag of popcorn



  1. Microwave popcorn according to instructions. While the popcorn is still hot drizzle some of the melted butter or oil in the bag with the furikake and pinch of salt. Close bag and shake vigorously to coat.

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Super easy way to elevate microwave popcorn. We loved it for a change of pace. Thanks!

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We eat this all the time in Hawaii! If while you’re at the Japanese market, you find kakimochi, pick that up and add it to the mix! (We call that “hurricane popcorn.” They sell packs of furikake and kakimochi at the movie theaters there. Glad to see this is spreading!!

AHHH. This looks so yummy…. I use furikake on my rice all the time but would have never thought to put it on my popcorn. I can just imagine it would be delish though 😀 I’ll have to try it!


And I thought I was clever adding za’atar to my popcorn… I have SO MANY kinds of furikake in the house at any given moment, since I use it to make both ochazuke and onigiri rice balls! This is a lovely idea for mixing things up a little with my beloved homemade popcorn snacks. Thank you! 🙂

This is brilliant!! I’ve only used the seasoning for rice too. Can’t wait to try this!

I’ve never heard of Furikake seasoning. The combination of the seaweed, salt, sesame and sugar sounds awesome. I have a feeling I’m be on the search for this seasoning to put on more than just popcorn and rice. Thanks for introducing me to this new seasoning, can’t wait to try it out!

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Thanks! You can find furikake in any Japanese market and I’ve also seen it in Whole Foods too.

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