no·​ri | \ˈnō-rē, ˈnȯr-ē \

Definition of nori 

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

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Place on steamed rice with spicy mayo, furikake (toasted sesame and nori), pickled cucumbers, scallions and shichimi togarashi spice. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Roll the nori around the ingredients and sushi rice. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 The man leaned over the bar, so that his upper body was now above the trays of nori and the bowl of sauce. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, "Omakase," 6 June 2018 In a small flat tray mix together the cotija, coconut, onion chips and nori. Caron Golden,, "Grilling: not just a man's world," 21 May 2018 The burrito comes wrapped in nori, like a regular maki roll, and the humidity did not treat that sheet of seaweed kindly. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sushi burritos find a tasty home in Sushi Go's Bay View restaurant," 29 May 2018 But Zepeda-Wilkins then slathers the corn with a (grilled) coconut sesame paste sauce before rolling it in a crunchy topping of cotija cheese, crumbled onion chips and crumbled nori. Caron Golden,, "Grilling: not just a man's world," 21 May 2018 That said, these are American-style rolls: spicy tuna enveloped in firm rice and snappy nori; scallop with warm liquid applications of miso and spicy mayo; sweet king crab with avocado rolled in tobiko, the Pop Rocks of the fish-egg universe. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Radio Anago is Brendan Sodikoff’s sushi cave under the deep dark sea . . .," 3 May 2018 Get ready to make fried chicken meatballs with nori; flowering greens with sake-soy; and crispy greens with sesame part of your repertoire. Christine Muhlke, Bon Appetit, "17 New Spring Cookbooks We Can’t Wait to Stain," 2 Apr. 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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