cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood.
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- Sometimes ni·gi·ri-zu·shi [ni-geer-ee-zoo-shee]. /nɪˈgɪər iˈzu ʃi/.
- See also sushi.
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How to use nigiri in a sentence
Don’t come to Shibuya, co-owned by the chef’s wife, Candice Wise-Norris, expecting nigiri.Shibuya Eatery lives up to its name, bringing Tokyo street food to Adams Morgan | Tom Sietsema | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for nigiri
(in Japanese cuisine) a small oval block of cold rice topped with wasabi and a thin slice of fish, prawn, etc, and sometimes held together by a thin band of seaweed
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