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Furikake Popcorn

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Know what goes well with an ice cold beer? Chips you say? Meh. Peanuts? Sure, but not what I have in mind today. If you’ve never had furikake popcorn and you enjoy a frosty beer, then this snack was made to pair with that beer… especially if it’s of the Japanese variety. I did you a favor and will proceed to dazzle you with my incredibly easy and fuss free snack that’s a sure crowd pleaser. Did I mention there’s no stove or oven involved in this goodness? I know, almost too good to be true. If you’ve got a microwave, you’re half way there. Let’s get to popping.

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Furikake Popcorn:

Serves 2 as a snack

1/4 cup popcorn kernels

1 paper lunch bag

1 tsp toasted sesame oil

1/4 tsp salt

1 T furikake (Japanese rice seasoning)

1/4 cup spicy rice crackers

1/4 cup nori

Place popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch bag with the toasted sesame oil. Fold ends twice and shake to distribute the oil among the kernels. Microwave on high for 2- 3 minutes (depending on microwave) or until there are 4-5 seconds between pops. Mine took exactly 2 minutes.

Add the furikake and rice crackers to the popcorn bag while popcorn is hot. Shake up and transfer to a bowl. Top with nori and enjoy while hot.

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