Sushi pockets (inari-sushi)

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Sushi pockets(inari-sushi)(8 portions)

I cooked Sushi pockets (inari-sushi).The inarizushi is pretty form.Inarizushi is a kind of sushi made of aburaage (deep-fried tofu) stuffed with rice.In western Japan, it is usual to call it ‘oinari-san’, and it is called ‘age-zushi’ in some cases.
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  • 300g(1serving) vinegard rice(see “How to make vinegared rice” page.)⇒click here
  • 4 slices abura-age(deep-fried tofu)
  • 3 tbsp(45ml) black sesame
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  • 1 cup(200ml) Dried-bonito soup stock
  • 2 tbsp(30ml) sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp(22.5ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp(15ml) mirin(sweet )sake

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  1. Place the abura-age lengthwise on a cutting board,put a single large chopstick on the abura-age and roll from one side to the other while pressing.
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  3. Cut in half horizontally.
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  5. Pour hot water into a bowl and dips the abura-age into hot water for 4 or 5 minutes to remove the oil.
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  7. Drain off hot water,and squeeze water.
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  9. Put A in the pot over medium heat.When it comes to a boil,spread out the abura-age and add it.Put a drop lid in the pot and simmer for abut 15 minutes until most of the liquid has eavaporated.Spread the abura-age in a strainer and let it drain while cooling.Squeeze the abura-age gently.
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  11. Add the black sesame to the vinegared rice and mix roughly.
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  13. Put the vinegared rice(step6) into the abura-age(step5).Make sure the rice is fully stuffed into the abura-age, including the corners,and finish by gently patting into shape.
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Put vegetables other than black sesame and am delicious.