Inari Sushi (JDT Recommends)

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Fried Tofu Skins filled with Sushi Rice

Fried Tofu Skins filled with Sushi Rice

Inari sushi, or inarizushi, is a pouch of fried tofu skin filled with sushi rice. Some variations include adding cucumbers, seasoning, or other toppings, but the classic recipe uses just tofu-skins and sushi rice. Inari also means fox, and the name inari sushi is believed to derive from foxes, because the tofu skin on the inari sushi covers the rice and has pointed corners at the end, which looks similar to a fox's ears. Foxes play an important roll in Japanese culture, as they are believed to be messengers for the gods. Inari sushi is also referred to as football sushi, because it almost looks like a miniature football. Regardless of what you call it, Inari sushi is a popular snack found in sushi restaurants across the world.

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