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deep-fried tofu sushi

  • Makes 12
  • Calories: 155 kcal
  • Total Time: 2 h 20 m
    • Prep: 1 h 45 m
    • Cook: 35 m
  • Japanese: Inari-zushi
deep-fried tofu sushi


Step 1

step 1:

Cut the deep-fried tofu pouches in half.

Step 2

step 2:

Gently open to make a deep bag.

Step 2

step 3:

Bring to a boil 1 cup of the water in a pan and add the deep-fried tofu pouches. Boil for a few minutes on medium heat to remove the oil. Drain the deep-fried tofu pouches in a colander and let them cool. Discard the water. Squeeze the water from the deep-fried tofu pouches with hands.

Step 3

step 4:

Return the pouches to the pan together with the sugar, soy sauce and the remaining 1/2 cup of water and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let cool.

Step 4

step 5:

Mix the sushi rice and the black sesame seeds (optional).

Step 5

step 6:

Squeeze the stock from the deep-fried tofu pouches lightly with hands.

Step 6

step 7:

Take a suitable amount of sushi rice and lightly press it in your hand into the same shape as the tofu pouch. Then insert into each tofu pouch.



In Japan, Deep-Fried Tofu Sushi has been eaten for over 150 years. Because the oil is removed, it is very healthy.

Typical Meals – Sushi