Vegetarian Sushi and Inari

The best thing about moving to a new area is discovering all the little things that there are on offer.  The other day while grocery shopping, I discovered a little Japanese supermarket right next to Woolworths.  Though some of the items were a bit of a mystery (especially for a vegetarian), I picked up a few ingredients and headed home to make sushi for dinner.

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61 responses to “Vegetarian Sushi and Inari

  1. Ashe

    I have always wondered what was in those little things now i know i will give it a try, you did awesome if thats your first ever sushi attempt!

  2. Inari is my favourite type of sushi. I love it when it is stuffed with tuna as well. I love having it with wasabi and soy sauce.

  3. Dizey

    Yummo jaasie! I make them all the time and have mastered the art. Nice with a sliced up omlette or grated carrot. As a fish eater smoked salmon tooooo yummo, x o

  4. Himself likes sushi better than I do, but I have it sometimes and yes it’s easy to make once you have the right bits and bobs assembled. Excellent photos of an excellent meal I’d say ( an I’m not showing this post to Himself until after dinner ‘cos we have home-made lasagna in the fridge and I know he’d be thinking… it’s good but it’s not as good as sushi !LOL)

    • Thank you so much! haha yes don’t show him the pics of sushi before you are about to eat lasagne, and I won’t tell my boyfriend that you are having lasagne as that is his favourite meal and he will feel deprived haha.

  5. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I had no idea you could buy inari pockets – I LOVE inari (it’s my sushi ‘dessert’ whenever I have sushi) … so sweet! 🙂

    Your sushi dinner looks beautiful … we used to make our own sushi at home but got a bit lazy … though your post is an inspiration – it’s time for us to crack out the sushi mat again I think! 🙂

    • haha I know, my dad found them in a Japanese grocer years ago, before I had ever seen them at sushi train… but yes, they are definitely a little dessert (but I still find myself putting wasabi and soy sauce on them… weird).

      Thank you! Yes it is a bit of effort but well worth it in the end – not an every day thing though 🙂

  6. I’ve never heard of Inari but am so intrigued now and will make it my personal mission to find some!Beautiful blog, by the way, I just found you from foodpress front page and wil be popping by to follow your journey…

  7. Really not that difficult is it? Especially when its vegetarian. Inari sounds delightful, how have I never had it? Tofu+fried=brilliant.

  8. I wish I had sushi making tools now! You make it look so simple.

  9. I’ve learned something new today – I’d never heard of inari. And was never brave enough to make sushi but I think I’ll try. Just need a bamboo mat and off I go Lovely pics.s

  10. yumyumyum this looks fab!! Have you tried an avocado-peanut roll- it’s so good!!

  11. I’ve been meaning to try making Sushi at home and keep putting it off. I finally purchased the mat, so I guess I don’t have any excuse. Great pictures.

  12. Sheila

    Well, miss fizzleout – now i know what i’ll ask you to bring to the Feb birthday dinner on the 26th (your 26th birthday – wow, that went fast!) by the way, we love the inari with veggies stuffed in them too. yum, yum – mum

  13. mmmh yummi , i love to eat shusi.. thank you

  14. MJyummymunch

    Yum! They look so good and I love sushi! I had it for lunch today 🙂 I’ve made sushi rolls at home before but they didn’t look as good as yours. Thanks for sharing and congrats on getting featured on Foodpress!

    MJ –

  15. Absolutely love sushi! This looks wonderful. I always like reading about different ingredients that people use. Strangely I never thought of using tofu as a filling. But I guess it would be a good substitute for something like cream cheese.

  16. I tried making sushi at one point – your rolls look a lot better than mine did! They look good, and are a nice option for vegetarians or people who are scared of raw fish.

  17. I have no clue how you do it but I always make such a mess when I make sushi. Yours all look absolutely perfect and like they belong right at a sushi bar!

    Anyway I read in your previous posts that you recently relocated to Gold Coast. I hope you guys aren’t too badly affected by the floods and then the cyclone- my heart goes out to you all.

  18. I love sushi, but I’ve always been intimidated to try to make my own. You’ve just inspired me. You made it look so easy.

  19. Looks nice, I love making my own sushi as well, never tryed inari yet. Also I should keep going with my sushi-making ezperiments. Did you ever try mango and cucumber filling?

  20. Why do you say its not pretty, for me that is pretty. It looks yummy as well.

  21. This would be better for me lol vegetarian style. I’m not too fond of sushi lol

  22. I will want ti try it, it will become my lunch=]

  23. Never tried inari.

    Now must go try inari…


  24. I’ve only recently started to like trying sushi. Good info on making it. Even better pictures of it though. It made me hungry!

  25. Wow! This is great! Thank you for sharing and the pics are very nice too!

  26. They look so delicious. Suddenly craving for sushi 🙂

  27. Thank you very much for a post like this. I am vegetarian from my 16 years and I´ve never felt better!

  28. Yummy. Im hungry for sushi! Beautiful photos. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  29. Sushi . . . . and may I add raw honey . . . are quite possibly the world’s most perfect foods. It is also amazing how easily Sushi adapts to a purely vegetarian production, every bit as artistic too. A post well concieved and obviously well thought of. WTG on FP!!

  30. really cool pictures. i believe any type of sushi is always tasty, just as long as the flavor is there.

  31. albeindc

    great presentation and photos! inari is always awesome, though i’d get very bored with vegetarian sushi/kimbap. get some eel or octopus or fatty tuna in there!

  32. mia1984

    How do you get the inari to close after you’ve stuffed it with rice?

  33. I’m no vegetarian but these look delicious! You should try making Gimbap. They’re delicious especially when there’s pickled radish. 🙂


  34. It’s fried TOFU? I had Inari dozens of times and here I always thought the sweet, yellowish skin around the rice was made from eggs…. silly me.
    Thanks for the enlightenment! 🙂


  36. That’s sound delicious =)
    I’ll try it!!


  37. Looks great! Learning to make vegetarian sushi is on my to do list.

  38. Looks fantastic! I love sushi and Asian markets are such fun to browse 🙂

  39. All County Insurance - Brea, California

    Never heard of Inari before this post, it sounds great (especially for a vegetarian like myself)! I need to learn to make sushi on my own. Great job on the pictures and the sushi, looks that you did a wonderful job. Congrats on FP!

  40. I have always thought that making sushi is extremely complicated… but actually, seems like even someone like me who is completely challenged in the kitchen could give it a try! Useless piece of knowledge: not only is Inari a delicious looking sushi accompaniment- it is also name of a lake in Lapland. Small world! :o)

  41. I love your pics. I always used to wonder how they got such perfect artistic looking things all rolled up perfectly. NOW, I know.

  42. j

    Beautiful photos, but seems like way too much work!

  43. take the time to learn inverted rolls…or shikai maki if you really want to impress your friends… i make a great “sea turtle” that way sometimes…

  44. Really great pictures.
    Now I have to find that inari,
    I have never seen it.
    Have you tried the sushi sandwich? It’s awesome!
    My daughter blogged it if you are interested.

  45. Rea

    Yum, I’m craving sushi now.

  46. Home made sushi is healthier and better.
    Nice presentation. Even looks better than a lot of sushi house

  47. Mmmm I love sushi! Great shots.

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  49. Everything looks so yummy!

  50. Thanks! But I will stick to the veggo stuff, very tasty and plenty of variety in vegetables/eggs/tofu… plus you don’t eat any animals. Win win!

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