Okoge refers to roasted rice using charcoal. These rice crackers are made with rice, roasted with a broth of kelps (Kombu) from Hokkaido prefecture in Japan. Kelps are a type of seaweed which is a natural superfood rich in amino acids, magnesium, calcium and other vital nutrients. 90% of kelps are cultivated in the waters of Hokkaido and considered tasty. The okoge or roasted rice still forms an important part of tea ceremonies. Help yourself with a serving of these roasted rice crackers with your evening tea and it can also be used in hot minestrone soup. Get monthly snack surprises like these and many more at TopMunch.com.