Gomasio is a Japanese condiment used for vegetables or rice. It adds flavor but also vital nutrients. I love it on onigiri. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a cast iron or heavy-bottomed stainless steel pan over medium heat. Add salt. Stir until heated through, about 1 minute. Pour salt into a mortar. Add sesame seeds to the pan. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula until seeds are fragrant and starting to crack. Test if the seeds are ready using the back of a stainless steel spoon; they will be dry, not wet.

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  • Pour the toasted seeds into the mortar. Allow to cool slightly. Place the mortar at hip level, preferably while seated. Grind with a pestle until the seeds have opened and the salt pulverizes; the finished mixture should resemble rough sand.

Cook's Note:

Avoid using a nonstick pan to toast the salt and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

17 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 0.7g; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 102.9mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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