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Yutaka Inari Sushi Pockets / Fried tofu Pockets / Seasoned Soybean Curd for Inari Sushi 100g

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The name of this sushi is associated with a type of shrine called ‘ Inari Shrine’, which used to worship the deity, Inari. It is said that the favourite food of the fox, the messenger of Inari, was aburaage (deep fried thin tofu) so people offered aburaage to the shrine.

I personally use many types of Mizkan sauces and condiments for my home cooking. As a leading brand in Japan for over 215 years, I trustMizkan for bringing authentic Japanese flavors to our dinner table. The recipe I have for you today only requires 8 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time. Let’s cook! If you can’t get the cooked aburaage pouch, don’t worry. In the next post, I will introduce a recipe for Home-made Inari Sushi which explains how to make seasoned aburaage from scratch. How to make Inari SushiI often find the store-bought Inari Age too sweet to my liking, so I like making my own. It is very simple and only takes 15 minutes! How to Make Inari Age at Home Ingredients You’ll Need:

Boil the aburaage: this helps remove excess oil and any unwanted fried/freezer smell the fried tofu might have accumulated. Once boiled, squeeze the excess water out to remove as much of the oil as possible and so that the seasonings will be better absorbed. I like to use a otoshibuta for this step (a drop lid). Sometimes, they’re in the frozen section by the frozen fish and sushi supplies. They’re also occasionally found canned in the Japanese food section. How to make Inari SushiMy Own Inari’: Personalization of the Deity in Inari Worship.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 23, no. 1/2 (1996): 88-89.

Cool: Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool in the pot.This will help allow the aburaage to absorb more of the seasoning. While most sushi usually includes raw fish, inari sushi is not raw and does not contain any fish at all: inari is tofu and rice.

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I called it ‘Inari Sushi’ so that my readers will know that this is a sushi recipe. But in Japan, it is called ‘Inarizushi’ (いなり寿司 or 稲荷寿司), changing the sound ‘sushi’ to ‘zushi’ for easier pronunciation. Inari Sushi is sushi rice in a pouch made of seasoned aburaage (deep fried thin tofu). It is sweet but it complements the sourness of sushi rice. It is quite simple to make Inari Sushi, particularly when you use store-bought seasoned aburaage. Vegetable Hand Roll* - A seaweed (nori) cone filled with rice, Inari (fried soya bean), cucumber and tamago, with mayonnaise. The seaweed around these rolls is lovely and crispy. Ben and I love these!

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