Toasted pepitas and puffed wild rice are seasoned to make up this crunchy topping from Chef Greg Baxtrom of Brooklyn’s Olmsted. Fallikake is the fall version of furikake, a popular Japanese condiment that’s delicious over rice, fish, meat and noodles.

Greg sprinkles this fallikake on his Beer-Battered Squash Rings, which is an item straight off of his restaurant Olmsted's menu. 

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  • Canola oil, for frying
  • ​​​​​​​½ cup wild rice
  • 1 pound pepitas
  • 1 sheet nori, torn into pieces
  • Pinch fresh nutmeg
  • Pinch salt


Serves: 4


Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Fill a pot with a few inches of oil and heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375˚F. Add rice and fry until puffed and crisp; drain on paper towels to cool completely.

Toast pepitas on a baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes. Let cool completely.

In a food processor, pulse rice, pepitas and nori to combine. Transfer to a bowl, then grate in some nutmeg and season with salt to taste.