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Inari Sushi

Inari Sushi

  • serves 1
  • 20 minutes
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Inari, the Japanese God, is worshipped in Japan as one of the main deities in the Shinto religion and presides over fertility, rice, agriculture and foxes. Oh, he also supposedly rather fond of deep fried tofu pockets filled with rice, which were named ‘Inari Sushi’ in his honour. This sushi is one of the easiest to make and can be a great snack by itself or served in a bento with other items.


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!