Inarizushi aburaage (you can use store-bought ones)
Prepare hot cooked rice. Pour over the sushi vinegar in a swirling motion, and stir the rice using a cutting motion to evenly blend the vinegar into the rice. Cool the rice by fanning it with a handheld fan.
Add the braised hijiki into the sushi rice.
When you mix, don't press the rice. Mix using a cutting motion.
Stuff the aburaage with the sushi rice. Hold the aburaage in your left hand, and stuff 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of sushi rice inside with your right hand.
Don't overstuff the abura-age! Once you finish stuffing the sushi rice, fold in the open side to close the pouch.
They are ready!
Story Behind this Recipe
I had leftover braised hijiki, so I mixed it into sushi rice and made inarizushi! My daughter doesn't like hijiki, but it must be the magic power of inarizushi, she really enjoyed them.
The abura-age tears easily, but you won't tear it if you take your time to stuff the sushi rice inside.