Inari Sushi

Inari Sushi

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For an easy sushi recipe that tastes as good as it looks, try this recipe for inari sushi. Named after the Shinto god for fertility, rice, agriculture and foxes (because this was allegedly his favourite food), inari sushi are deep-fried tofu 'pockets' filled with sushi rice. Enjoy these bites of deliciousness on their own, or combine with other sushi and/or bento dishes.


inari deep fried tofu pockets
japanese sushi rice
sesame seeds
shiitake mushrooms

How To Prepare

  1. Prepare sushi rice ahead of time.

  2. Once we have the sushi rice prepared and cooled, open an inari tofu pocket and stuff a ball of rice inside.

  3. Sprinkle the inari sushi with some toasted sesame seeds and serve with some other types of sushi using soy sauce and wasabi as a dip, or pop them in a bento box with some vegetables for a quick lunch.

  4. If you want to make your inari more exciting, cook the carrots and soak the dried shiitake mushrooms before chopping them up into small pieces. Mix these two ingredients with the rice and then fill your tofu pouches.

Tips and Information

- There is a huge variety of different ingredients you can mix with the rice to make different flavoured inari sushi. Try vegetables such as daikon Japanese radish, Gobo Japanese burdock or even rice seasoning such as furikake.
- Remember to keep your hands wet when you are mixing the rice and stuffing it into the tofu pouches. Japanese rice is very sticky and having wet hands keeps you from making a mess.