Bear Shaped Inari Sushi

Bear Shaped Inari Sushi

Omit fiddly steps and keep it simple. Even without ears, these still look like bears, right? The photo shows 5 times the amount indicated in the recipe.

Ingredients: 5 bear shaped inarizushi

Cooked inari sushi pockets
5 pieces
Sushi rice
about 1 1/2 rice bowls worth (about 225 g)
Nori seaweed
a small amount
Sliced cheese
1/2 slice
Spaghetti strand (thin varieties are best)
a small amount


1. Stuff sushi rice into the inari sushi wrappers in the usual way to make inari sushi.
2. Arrange the inari sushi in a bento box so that the crease is on top and facing up a bit (diagonally). (It may be a bit hard to understand?)
3. Cut out round shaped from the cheese. I used a plastic icing bag tip that I squeezed a bit to make it oval-shaped. Secure the cheese onto the inarizushi with a piece of dried pasta.
4. Punch out or cut out the eyes and mouth (and the nose too if you like) with nori punches or small scissors, place them on the inarizushi and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to bring along some easy-to-make and cutely formed inari sushi to a barbecue, so I made these.