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Mushroom inari

Every few months, Son and I go out to eat KBBQ with some of his old coworkers. Charred meat, a huge variety of banchan, your clothes smelling like KBBQ all the way home… what’s not to love? Unless, of course, you’re the one vegetarian of the group, who always gets stuck in the corner, marinating in meat smoke while noshing on whatever meatless dishes the restaurant happens to serve.

To make up for that, every time we have a potluck, I try to make some hearty, delicious meatless dishes that our token vegetarian can enjoy. Especially when he’s the one hosting – it just seems so wrong to bring a meaty dish to a vegetarian’s house.

One of the sushi recipes that I make most often for potlucks and at home is my Spicy Shrimp Inari. It’s simple and delicious… and, as it turns out, seriously easy to convert to vegetarian! Now, this new mushroom inari recipe, along with my Vegan Sushi, are my go-to recipes when I know vegetarians or vegans will be present. Both are easy to make, and both are delicious enough that even serious carnivores love them!

  • 1 package aburaage (inari pouches)
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 1 whole portabello mushroom
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Slice the portabello mushroom into long slices, then cut each slice in half.
  3. Melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat, and saute the mushroom slices until softened and brown.
  4. Prepare the inari pouches according to the directions on the package. (Some require no preparation, while some say you should boil the pouch of inari for a few minutes before using them.)
  5. Mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce until well blended.
  6. Stuff each pouch of inari with about 1/4 cup of rice.
  7. Lay a piece of mushroom on top of each stuffed inari.
  8. Drizzle a little spicy mayonnaise over the mushroom.
  9. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the sauce.
  10. Enjoy!

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  1. A_Boleyn says:

    It takes a bit more effort to be a thoughtful host/ess for your vegetarian guests. At least they tell you ahead of time. Sometimes it’s an unpleasant surprise.

    Falafel is my latest vegetarian go to dish.

  2. Karen Swim says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my vegetarian heart! 😉

  3. Rahul Sheries says:

    This site is awesome.

  4. Ken says:

    One of the most ingenious ways I’ve seen mushroom used all week. Vegan sushi, open your door and lay out the red carpet. We have an innovator!

  5. Connie says:

    Hey hey, what fancy vegan bites. Mushroom does have a quite wonderful flavor and it’s texture complements it’s Salmon predecessor very well. Thank you!

  6. John says:

    I really appreciate the extensive insight into the elaborate aspects of this skilful culinary art form. This blog does it the justice it deserves. Thank you for all that you have shared with us!

  7. Kristine says:

    Just plain fantastic how mushroom gets a long with sushi. Out of the thousands of different edible mushrooms, imagine the potential. Great post!

  8. Kizi 4 says:

    I want to enjoy it taste great to know that

  9. Friv 3 says:

    that would be tasty and nutritious dish I’ve ever known

  10. Brother Bear says:

    The mushroom renegade strikes back sushi style!

  11. Molly Moore says:

    wow! this looks delicious and wonderful. I like how your version looks!

  12. Dave Scott says:

    I have officially coined August as mushroom month. A feeble attempt to strike the vegetarian cords in me, let us see how it goes. And this has got my love for sushi covered for the time being. Wish me luck.

  13. George SSF says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is really a great dishes for those vegetarian and sushi lover. What a healthy and delicious food indeed.

  14. Mitch says:

    What a great idea for a vegetarian recipe. Thanks so much for this.

  15. Sushi Stu says:

    I love inari. They’re not good for you and so sweet but i do love them. Not thought about this as an option but i’ll give it a go next time I make inari.

    Good for my vegetarian friends too.

  16. Cartoongoat says:

    Will try to cook it for my girlfriend tonight. Thank you!

  17. Dalya says:

    Good stuff. Thanks!

  18. Tina says:

    Your recipe is so useful! It is healthy and recommended dishes to my vegetarian friends. Thanks for sharing

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  20. Debora says:

    I find this very good for me, in order to keep fit, I like delicious meatless dishes very much.

  21. Mahee Ferlini says:

    It looks delicious and very good! I love Japan and its food and culture!

  22. Sebatin says:

    good article… thanks

  23. Basil Corti says:

    I love the recipe that you have made. I going to try it as well.

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  26. Sarah M says:

    Wow, this looks yummy. I love how delicious it is.

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