“Inari-Zushi” is a kind of Sushi, stuffed “Abura-Age”.

“Inari-Zushi” is made by stuffing pockets of “Abura-Age” with sushi rice.

Inari is a messenger of the Inari Shrine, the fox who loves to eat “Abura-Age”.  You might have seen the photos of Torii leading to the inner shrine of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha in Kyoto, that is the head of Inari Shrines.

Cooking of Inari-Zushi

“Abura-Age” is needed to be sweetened by simmering with soy sauce, sugar and mirin.

Cooking of Inari-Zushi
Before simmering,  at first you have to cut “Abura-Age” to make sushi bags.


There are three kinds of the shape in sold “Abura-Age”.
– rectangle, square and triangular

On the other hand, there are two types in the shape of “Inari-Zushi”.
– regtangle and triangular

Here I show you the relation between “Abura-Age” and “Inari-Zushi”.
Cooking of Inari-Zushi

Sushi rice is made by cooked rice, rice vinegar, sugar and salt.
In Japan it is sold various vinegared condiments dedicated to making sushi rice, that is called “Suhi-Zu”.


I use the product of “Sukiyabashi Jiro” regularly.  *Sukiyabashi Jiro is a famous sushi restaurant of The Michelin Guide 3 stars, owned and operated by sushi master Jiro Ono.


Today’s ingredietnts of sushi rice :  lily bulb,  carrot,  sesame

These are triangular “Inari-Zushi” made by Case1 rectangle “Abura-Age”.


is a kind of shushi, stuffed “Abura-Age” with sushi rice.  稲荷寿司(いなりずし)