Hina Dolls Made with Inari Sushi. Great recipe for Hina Dolls Made with Inari Sushi. I wanted to eat my favorite inari sushi on the day of the Hinamatsuri Festival! For the inari sushi recipe, refer to "Our Family's Puffy Inari Sushi".
And, of course Hina Dolls (or Sushi Dolls)… How to make the cutest sushi doll. While this Hina dolly is often made with quail eggs, deep fried tofu strips, and nori hair in Japan, I wanted a sushi doll that would be easy to make and, better yet, one that includes ingredients from my regular supermarket. See more ideas about hina dolls, dolls, japanese dolls. You can cook Hina Dolls Made with Inari Sushi using 19 ingredients and 14 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Hina Dolls Made with Inari Sushi
- It’s 3 slice of Aburaage.
- You need 120 ml of ● Dashi stock.
- It’s 3/5 tbsp of ● Mirin.
- Prepare 2 2/5 tbsp of ● Raw cane sugar or castor sugar.
- It’s 1 1/5 tbsp of ● Soy sauce.
- Prepare 350 grams of Uncooked white rice.
- Prepare 180 ml of Water.
- You need 1/2 tbsp of Sake.
- Prepare 1 of five 2 1/2 cm pieces Kombu for dashi stock.
- Prepare 2 tbsp of ◆ Vinegar.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of ◆ Sugar.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of ◆ Salt.
- You need 1 tbsp of White sesame seeds.
- You need of To decorate:.
- It’s 2 of Quail eggs.
- It’s 1/4 of of a sheet Nori seaweed.
- You need 1 dash of Cucumber.
- Prepare 1 dash of Carrot.
- You need 1 dash of Black sesame seeds, ketchup.
There are also some other customs. One of them is "Nagashi Bina" in which people throw dolls made from paper into the river in order to get bad luck away. Another one displaying Hina dolls on tiered pyramid-shaped stands. Hinamatsuri, the name of the celebration in Japan, is marked by families displaying a set of hina dolls in the house and serving special food delicacies that are ceremonially beautiful and delicious.
Hina Dolls Made with Inari Sushi step by step
- Roll a chopstick over the aburaage to loosen the layers..
- Briefly soak the aburaage in boiling water for 10 seconds (the photo shows 5 aburaage sheets)..
- Pat dry between paper towels. Cut each piece into half diagonally..
- Add the ● ingredients into the pot and simmer. Add the Step 3 aburaage and spoon over the simmering liquid over low heat for 5 minutes. Let cool..
- Make the sushi vinegar: Combine the ◆ ingredients in a heatproof container and microwave for 30 seconds (or so) at 500 W. Mix to dissolve the sugar..
- Make the sushi rice: Rinse the rice and cook in a rice cooker with water, sake and kombu..
- When the rice is cooked, transfer to a bowl. Add the combined sushi vinegar and mix well using a cutting motion. Fan with a fan to cool..
- Cover the rice with a wrung out moistened kitchen towel. Mix in the sesame seeds..
- Let's prepare the hina doll: Cut out the various parts from nori seaweed, cucumber and carrot as shown in the photo..
- Lightly drain the simmered aburaage from Step 4, and cut the corners as shown in the photo. Chop up the cut off corners and mix in to the sushi rice..
- Form about 60 g of the sushi rice into a fat triangular ball, and wrap with the aburaage from Step 10..
- Pull the long piece in the back under the rice and tuck the end in under the aburaage in the front..
- Stick the nori seaweed 'hair' on a boiled quail egg, and stick on the cucumber and carrot parts. Make small holes in the egg where the eyes should go, and stick in the black sesame seeds. Paint the cheeks with ketchup..
- This is the back view..
Inari Sushi is sushi rice in a pouch made of seasoned aburaage (deep fried thin tofu). It is sweet but it complements the sourness of sushi rice. It is quite simple to make Inari Sushi, particularly when you use store-bought seasoned aburaage. Among the various sushi recipes, Inari Sushi is one of the easiest. I used to set them with peach flower and sing a Hina song.