Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vegetarian Stuffed Inari

I volunteer as an English tutor at the public library, as part of a program to help new immigrants. My "student" C is a Korean woman whose English is actually quite good. Sometimes when we meet around lunch time, she makes us treats! Last time she made kimbap (Korean sushi), which differs from Japanese sushi; its filling had ground beef and fish cake. This time C brought us rice stuffed inari's.

I've had inari before but not quite like this. The rice tasted like sushi rice, seasoned with rice vinegar. C used brown rice because she is very health conscious. She also added some finely diced carrots and red peppers. Finally the filling was dotted with black sesame seeds. It was quite a filling treat! C tells me you can buy inari (hollowed out tofu pockets) at the Korean grocery store. C promised me to go for a stroll at the nearby Korean grocery store to show me all the treats!

1 comment:

Gastronomer said...

I LOVE inari. Please do post a recipe once you've learned her secrets!