Inari Sushi |

Inari Sushi

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: abura age, sushi, tofu pocket
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Inari Sushi
Author: Nami
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.



  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.