Hurricane Popcorn! A popular, delicious and addicting Hawaiian popcorn snack, Hurricane Popcorn is popcorn with furikake and nori maki arare rice crackers. It’s delicious! We hope you try it!
My kids and I love furikake. Furikake is a dry Japanese seasoning meant to be sprinkled on top of cooked rice, vegetables, and fish. It typically consists of a mixture of dried fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar, salt, and more. Find a homemade recipe here on Food52.
A bowl of cooked white rice, a dash of sesame oil and some furikake and my kids were in heaven. I used to make this all the time for my kids. I also make popcorn at home quite a bit and one day I had the idea of sprinkling in some furikake and sesame oil. I shared it on my Instagram stories and lots of people told me to add in rice crackers and it would be called, Hurricane Popcorn.
The next time I was at the Asian market, and you can even buy them on Amazon, I picked up some rice crackers and made popcorn! This is so delicious and if you’re like me, and love the smell of sesame oil, you’ll love this!
If you like roasted seaweed, sesame oil and other Asian flavors, you have to give this popcorn a try!! Hope you enjoy!
- sunflower oil*
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 cup popcorn kernels
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon furikake
- 1 cup rice crackers
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt optional
- seasoned roasted seaweed sheets optional
- Using a large pot with a lid, pour in enough oil to just barely cover the bottom of the pot. Add in the ghee and the popcorn kernels. Cover with lid. Turn the heat on high and wait for the popcorn to begin popping. Feel free to put pick up the pot (with oven mitts) and shake the pot to evenly distribute the popcorn kernels if desired.
- Once the popping starts going, keep the heat on high and stay next to the pot. Once the popping begins to slow down a bit, turn the heat lower. When you don't hear any popping or very little popping, turn the heat off and remove the pot from the heat.
- Remove the popcorn from the pot and into a large bowl. Lightly drizzle the sesame oil. Add in the furikake, rice crackers and salt. Sprinkle on crushed roasted seaweed if desired. Mix and enjoy!