Inari Sushi いなり寿司

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  • Inari Sushi on a wooden board.

    A typical Inari Sushi (稲荷寿司, いなり寿司) is made of sushi rice wrapped inside the seasoned deep-fried tofu pockets called “Inari Age” (pronounce it like E-nari-Ah-geh).  Both my mother and grandmother made that way and that’s how I used to make.

    Inari Sushi on a wooden board.

    Last year I discovered another way to make Inari Sushi.  Since I love shiso (perilla) as an ingredient, I wrapped sushi rice with shiso leaf and seasoned nori (seaweed) before putting into inari-age.  It was really, really good!  Since then, my go-to Inari Sushi always includes shiso leaf and seasoned nori.

    Inari Sushi on a wooden board.

    If you want to make your Inari Sushi prettier, flip upside down and show the rice.  Tuck in the edge of inari-age inside the bag, so it will have round smooth edge.  You can decorate the top with Kinshi Tamago (shredded egg crepe garnish) or any toppings you like.

    Inari Sushi with shiso and ikura.

    I hope you try adding shiso and nori next time when you prepare Inari Sushi.  I usually make sushi rice from scratch, but keeping a bottle of Sushi Seasoning in the refrigerator can be very convenient when you just need a small amount of sushi rice.  Enjoy!

    Inari Sushi on a wooden board.

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    Inari Sushi
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     
    Course: Main Course
    Servings: 12 Inari Sushi
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Inari Sushi Ingredients
    2. Prepare sushi rice.
      Inari Sushi 1
    3. Add sesame seeds and mix together.
      Inari Sushi 2
    4. Open the Inari-Age pocket so you can put rice all the way in.
      Inari Sushi 3
    5. Moisten hands with the liquid from Inari-Age. Take a small handful of rice and make a small rice ball. Do not make it too big otherwise it won't fit in Inari-Age.
      Inari Sushi 4
    6. Wrap each rice ball with shiso and a piece of nori and stuff the rice ball into the Inari-Age. Close the Inari-Age and place open-end down on a plate
      Inari Sushi 5
    7. Another method is to keep the bag open on top. Wrap each rice ball with a piece of nori and stuff the rice ball into the Inari-Age. Then place shiso on top.
      Inari Sushi 6
    8. Tuck in the edge of Inari-Age inside the pocket so you will have nice smooth round edge. You can decorate the top as you like.
      Inari Sushi 7
    9. Serve with sushi ginger.
    Recipe Notes

    Inariage: Homemade recipe, click here.

     

     

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

    Editor’s Note: The recipe and photographs updated in February, 2013.

     

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