Learn How to make Sushi – Inari Sushi – Sushi Rice


When I was an elementary school student, every spring time in April, School organised going on a picnic. We had to start walking from 9:00am in the morning, until we reached to the place like parks around 12:00pm. It was fun, but it was so tiring for children to walk for a long hours.
The only things made me willingly walked was my mother’s hand made bento box with full of sushi with Inari sushi and Futomaki sushi.
My mother’s bento box was so creative, and every girl in my circle of friends said, I am jealous! How come does your mom cook so yummy looking bento every day!
The day before the picnic, my mother asked me and my sister, which would you like more for your picnic bento box, Inari or maki sushi?
My favourite was Inari, and I replied to my mom, I want more Inari, mom! My sister preferred maki sushi more than inari sushi, then.
When we reached the place, we found the place to sit and have sushi, and other dishes like breaded prawn, deep fired chicken, and omelette etc.
We could spend about 500 yen for sweets like candy, biscuits, and chocolate.
I was chatting with friends and eating our delicious sushi with big smile on our face.
Sushi tasted so delicious!
I would like to introduce how to prepare Inari sushi and futomaki sushi.
The Recipe for making Inari sushi
Sushi rice recipe
  • Rice vinegar – 60ml
  • Sugar – 30g / 45g  (if you like sweet sushi rice)
  • Sea Salt – 10g / 15g
Mix all three ingredients in a bowl and dissolve them,
You could heat it with low heat to dissolve them.
How to cook sushi rice
  • 2 cups of rice 180ml x 2 cups
  • 370 ml of water
Wash the rice with water, stirring rice with your hands changing water 5-7 times until water runs clear – Almost!
Put the washed rice with water in the cooking pan with the lid, and leave the rice for 30minutes to 1 hour.
And cook with medium heat.
Then bring to boil, and reduce the heat to low, and simmer it for 10-12 minutes.
If you are cooking more rice, you’ll need to simmer it longer.
And after turned off the heat, leave the rice with the lid on still for 15 minutes,
And mix the cooked rice with sushi vinegar.
How to cook Inari pocket
2 – Deep fried tofu (it’s called Abura-age) cut into 2 or 4 pieces
2 tablespoon – soy sauce
2-3 teaspoon – sugar
1 small piece of ginger finely chopped
200ml water (you could use 200ml of dashi stock but I never use it, it’s tasty with ginger, soy sauce and sugar with 200mil water)
Boil the water and put deep fried Tofu, the soy sauce and ginger and bring it to boil and reduce the heat and cook further 5-7minutes with low heat.
Temperature of Sushi is ideally like our body temperature.
And you could add edamame beans, green beans, sesame seeds, or pickled ginger to sushi rice, and put this sushi rice to Inari pockets.

Enjoy Inari Sushi Making! 

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