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I crave sushi a couple of times a week so I bought a sushi maker to cut down on prep time. It's wonderful but I always end up with small pieces of sushi nori left over, they weren't any good for making sushi with so they were being thrown away or munched absently. I came up with this idea after an order from the online grocers and have been using it ever since--measurements are approx as it depends on how much spare nori is knocking around.
- Heat a dry frying pan and add the sesame seeds. Swirl them around until they have become golden in color, be careful they burn easily.
- Leave the sesame seeds to cool.
- Tear the nori up into small pieces - about the size of a stamp and place in a food processor. Blitz until the nori is a coarse powder.
- Add the salt, chili and sesame seeds to the nori and place in an air tight container. Store in a dark place and shake before use.
- Sprinkle over rice, use as a seasoning in sushi, fill rice balls with it or mix with some sesame oil and use as a dressing for noodles.
Simple and tasty! If you don't have a blender, then you can toast the nori (wave it over a toaster for a few minutes) and crush it in your hands. This produces bigger flakes that are tougher to evenly mix with the other ingredients, but the taste is fine.