A Japanese specialty based on boiled rice flavored with a sweetened rice vinegar, a mixture called sushi meshi. There are many varieties of sushi including nigiri sushi (thin slices of raw fish seasoned with wasabi and wrapped around or layered with rice); hosomaki (thin sushi rolls); and futomaki (thick sushi rolls).
Season: available year-round
How to prepare: Sushi is made with various chopped vegetables, raw fish, pickles, or tofu that is rolled up in sushi rice (meshi) and wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed. The rolls are then cut into slices.