no·​ri | \ ˈnō-rē How to pronounce nori (audio) , ˈnȯr-ē How to pronounce nori (audio) \

Definition of nori

: dried laver seaweed pressed into thin sheets and used especially as a seasoning or as a wrapper for sushi

Examples of nori in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For an in-between option, top an at-home bowl with a soft-boiled egg, dried nori, or pork. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Ways to Bring Japanese Cooking Into Your Kitchen," 23 Apr. 2020 The Shoyu version includes pork, radish, onion, egg and nori; the vegetarian option includes mushroom, onion, cabbage, corn and celery. Lawrence Specker |, al, "Creative cooking: Mobile restaurants step up in shutdown," 10 Apr. 2020 Fold both sides of the nori over the final rice layer and seal the edges with water. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "Spam Musubi is My Little Packet of Sunshiny Happiness," 12 Mar. 2020 Oakland Spirits Company Automatic Sea Gin Foraged nori, bay leaves, sage, and other botanicals go into this Bay Area gin that’s custom made for briny locavore martinis. $34; Sunset Magazine, "Build the Ultimate Bar Cart with These Award-Winning Spirits," 12 Apr. 2020 Sprinkle some scallions and nori, if using, over each bowl and serve. Janelle Bitker,, "Recipe: Namu Gaji’s Kimchi Fried Rice," 31 Dec. 2019 In Japan, rice balls — known as onigiri or omusubi — are typically cushiony orbs of fluffy white rice with a sheet of nori folded around them. Mahira Rivers, New York Times, "Japanese Snacks Inspired by Mom’s at Rice & Miso," 10 Mar. 2020 The lobster mac arrived cold and in an elegant glass bowl, with billowy bonito flakes and thin strips of crispy nori waving me in. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "This Cold Lobster Pasta Salad Sounds Like a Nightmare But Tastes Like a Dream," 6 Mar. 2020 The first dish out of the gate was a beauty: a rope of cold capellini bound in a hazelnut dressing and garnished with crisp sea asparagus, bits of preserved lemon, a whisper of nori and downy edible flowers. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Cranes is a little Japanese, a lot Spanish and something to look at," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of nori

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Nori.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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