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nigiri vs. sushi
nigiri vs. sushi: What's the difference?
Nigiri is a type of sushi. Sushi is made with cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar. Nigiri is made by shaping the rice into bite-sized pieces and topping it with raw seafood. Unlike the other types of sushi (maki and temaki), nigiri is generally not rolled and wrapped in seaweed.
[ ni-geer-ee ]
- cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood.
[ soo-shee ]
- cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, usually shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood (nigiri), formed around strips of vegetable or raw fish into a cylindrical seaweed-wrapped roll that is sliced into bite-size pieces (maki), or wrapped together with strips of vegetable or raw fish in a sheet of dried seaweed and rolled into a cone shape (temaki).