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