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What is sushi?
The Japanese word “sushi” refers to seasoned rice, not fish, according to Malina Malkani, RDN, a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in New York, NY. The delicious dish itself includes small balls of seasoned sticky rice garnished with vegetable, egg, or raw fish, Malkani says. Now that you know what sushi is, check out what you need to know about the rules of eating Japanese food.