Inari Zushi

Recipe by mianbao
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 40 pieces




  • Cut the aburage in half horizontally, and carefully separate the sides of the cut section with your fingers to form a pouch.
  • To remove excess oil, place the aburage into a large heat-proof bowl in the sink and pour about 1 to 2 liters of boiling water over them, stirring to expose all pieces; drain into a colander, rinse with cold water and gently squeeze out the water.
  • Combine the sugar, soy sauce and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Add the aburage and cook over medium heat, stirring from time to time, until well flavored; remove from heat and let cool.
  • If using, toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan, and mix into the sushi rice.
  • Gently squeeze out the liquid from a piece of aburage; scoop up a portion of rice about the size of an egg, in one hand, and stuff it into the aburage pouch.
  • Fold over the cut ends, press lightly to shape, and place cut side down on a serving dish.
  • Garnish with pickled ginger.