Sushi 101

How-To
February 1, 2007

A quick primer on sushi terms.

Sushi
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Are you getting the two servings of fish per week that the American Heart Association recommends? If not, try some sushi. Here’s a quick primer to get you started.

  • Sushi—Technically refers to the rice.
  • Sashimi—Raw fish fillet only (no rice)
  • Maki—Rice and fish rolled up in seaweed wrap
  • Nigiri—Fingers of rice topped with wasabi and a filet of raw or cooked fish
  • Nori—Dried seaweed wrap
  • Wasabi—Pungent Japanese “horseradish”; mixed with soy sauce as a dipping sauce.
  • Pickled Ginger—Thin pink slices of vinegary ginger
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