I’ve been wanting to make these for so long but I just can’t cook rice. I’ve tried it on the stovetop, in the microwave, minute rice, pouches of rice….I just can’t cook rice. So I bought myself a rice cooker and now I feel like a pro. I’ll make rice all day long.
Inari rolls are basically just sushi rice, flavored with rice vinegar then stuffed into a fried tofu pocket. I know what you are thinking, “That’s tofu?” Yup! The same tofu that floats around in miso soup that I try to avoid. I am not a tofu fan at all. This tofu is sliced super thin and then fried twice. Totally different ballgame.
You can find these tofu pockets at any Japanese grocery store in the refrigerated section. They are often labeled as Aburaage, fried bean curd or tofu pouches. Try them! They are delicious.
- 2 cups jasmine rice, cooked
- 1 package seasoned fried bean curd (aka. tofu pouches, inari sushi pouches; available at Japanese grocery stores)
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp green onions, chopped, plus more for garnishing
- Cook your rice in a rice cooker or your preferred method of cooking. While the rice is cooking, prepare the pouches according to the package directions.
- In a small bowl, mix together rice vinegar, salt & sugar.
- When rice is finished cooking, pour vinegar mixture over rice and blend well. Stir in green onions.
- Open your pouches and spoon rice into each one until full. Garnish with green onions. They can be served immediately or refrigerated and served chilled.