Garlic Sauteed Arame and Carrots

1/2 (1.76-ounce) package dried arame
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon tamari

Break up the arame into pieces. Soak arame in enough water to cover for 5 to 10 minutes; drain.
Heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add rehydrated arame, the garlic and carrots. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup water to pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the mirin and tamari and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.