I currently am in a major, major dilemma. I started playing Clash Royale last night and now I’m having an incredible difficult time doing anything other than playing this stinking game! My life, people, my life is totally being sabotaged by this game and I cannot stop. Even as I write this post I have to stop every 3 minutes or so to battle someone. Oh dear.
Anyways, last night everyone was finally home and I had some time on my hand to whip up a really quick sweet sushi. I was introduced to Inari Sushi for the first time at Whole Foods and it tasted amazing. I loved the sweetness accompanied by a slight tang in the sushi. The only issue I had with it was that the fried tofu pouches were compacted with tons of white sticky rice drizzled in honey. Hence why I decided to go make it myself with quinoa instead!
You can buy the tofu pouches at any local Japanese or Korean market I believe.
- 1 pack of marinated Inari tofu
- 1 cup quinoa (2 cups water to cook the quinoa)
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or apple vinegar
- a pinch of salt
- 2-3 handfuls of spinach (sauteed in sesame oil and lightly salted)
- Cook the quinoa in a small pot over low-medium heat. While the quinoa is cooking, mix the vinegar and salt in a separate bowl.
- Once the quinoa is done cooking, set it aside in a plate so that it can be spread out and cooled. Once the quinoa is cooled, mix the vinegar and salt in.
- Chop the spinach into slivers and sautee with sesame oil. Mix the spinach with the quinoa well. Taste the quinoa. It should have a slight tang, but not be too overpowering. Stuff the Inari tofu pouches with the quinoa mix.
Serve the sushi on a plate with some wasabi and ginger. Since the Inari pouches are already super sweet since they were pre-marinated, I decided to omit the honey even though most Inari sushi does have rice mixed with honey.
This is a super simple recipe. The interior of the sushi doesn’t quite have the sticky texture of rice, but it does have the flavor and won’t raise your blood sugar as much as the original would. It has a much lower sugar content and the quinoa and spinach provide some nutrients that the original Inari Sushi wouldn’t have. Maybe you can try making this sushi this Labor Day weekend and let me know how that goes!
This post has taken me way, way, way too long to write due to the many distractions that I have around me. I’m going to try to get some sleep and not play anymore Clash Royale. Basically, here’s some advice from me to you. Don’t play Clash Royale…or play it and don’t get addicted…that works too. Have a good night!
You can enjoy one last photo.
Okay, good night and have a good Friday tomorrow!