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Inari Sushi - Panda
Inari Sushi Pockets
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These tasty tofu pockets are filled with seasoned rice and your choice of filling.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 20 pockets
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 20 Inari pockets
  • 350 gm raw sushi rice
  • 1040 litre water
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 ml sushi rice vinegar
  • 60 ml sushi seasoning
  • 1 nori sheet
  • 1 cheese slice
  • 1 raw carrot sliced thinly
  • 1 fried egg white only (reserve the yolk)
  • 1 egg additional
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  1. Rinse the rice in the internal basket until the water runs clear.

  2. Add the water, sugar, salt and rice vinegar to the TM bowl.

  3. Place the rice which is still in the internal basket into the TM bowl. Cook 20min/100 degrees/Speed 4.

  4. Place the egg and additional egg yolk into a small bowl and whisk briefly, add a little salt if desired.

  5. Gently fry the omelette and reserve on a plate for later.

  6. Hole punch the nori sheets and reserve the "eyes" for the sushi animals.

  7. Use a small biscuit cutter or pipe to cut noses from the egg white.

  8. Use a small fluted cookie cutter to make scales for the fish. 

  9. Chop any remaining cheese, carrot and egg up into strips and reserve.

  10. Once the rice is cooked remove the internal steaming basket and place the rice into a large bowl. Discard the water.

  11. Add the sushi seasoning to the rice immediately and gently turn the rice over being careful not to break the pieces of rice.

  12. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the rice and continue to gently turn and fan the rice until it's cool enough to handle.

  13. Open each tofu pocket and 3/4 fill with the rice. If desired choose to add a carrot, egg or cheese surprise to the middle.

  14. Wet your hands between each pocket to stop the rice from sticking.

  15. Continue this process until all the 20 pockets are stuffed and there isn't any rice leftover.

  16. Close half the tofu pockets by folder one side over the other and turning the Inari over to sit on the opening.

  17. The remaining Inari sushi pockets are then decorated with the eyes, noses and scales to become pandas' and fish.

  18. Refrigerate until required.

Recipe Notes

The sushi pockets can be kept in the fridge for up to five days.

Nutrition Facts
Inari Sushi Pockets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.