Rice seasoning is a staple in our kitchen. The blend of seaweed, sesame, bonito, soy sauce and sugar is a powerful and rounded flavor enhancer. I was playing around with padron peppers, salt searing them in a skillet, when it dawned on me to finish the peppers with Rice seasoning. After I lightly charred and blistered the peppers I tossed them with a few drops of olive oil and a heavy sprinkling of our rice seasoning. The rice seasoning did not disappoint. It added a full heady savoriness to the occasionally spicy peppers.
Now my mind is racing. And not from the peppers surprise heat. I am looking to create a padron pepper specific rice seasoning, not even sure where to begin. Maybe in the smoker. And at the same time I want to create a spicy rice seasoning, perhaps padron pepper based to bring to other ingredients and dishes.