A report on Rice and Sushi

A mixture of brown, white, and red indica rice, also containing wild rice, Zizania species
Oryza sativa with small wind-pollinated flowers
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sukiyabashi Jiro
Cooked brown rice from Bhutan
Sushi by Hiroshige
Jumli Marshi, brown rice from Nepal
Sushi platter in takeway
Rice can come in many shapes, colors and sizes.
Chirashizushi with raw ingredients
Single grain of rice under handmade microscope
Three pieces of inarizushi
Oryza sativa, commonly known as Asian rice
Funa-zushi (narezushi made from nigorobuna)
Unmilled to milled Japanese rice, from left to right, brown rice, rice with germ, white rice
Tteumul, water from the washing of rice
Several types of nigirizushi, rice hand-pressed with various seafood, including tuna, eel, and sea urchin roe gunkanmaki
-Rice processing- A: Rice with chaff B: Brown rice C: Rice with germ D: White rice with bran residue E: Musenmai (Japanese: 無洗米), "Polished and ready to boil rice", literally, non-wash rice (1): Chaff (2): Bran (3): Bran residue (4): Cereal germ (5): Endosperm
Japanese cutlassfish oshizushi at a restaurant in Minamata City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Worldwide rice production
Oshi-zushi (Pressed sushi)
Production of rice (2019)
Norway roll (ノルウェー巻き). A Norwegian businessman introduced the use of salmon as a sushi ingredient to Japan in the 1980s.
Burning of rice residues after harvest, to quickly prepare the land for wheat planting, around Sangrur, Punjab, India.
Uramakizushi rolls
Rice combine harvester Katori-city, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Rainbow roll, uramaki with multiple fillings including shrimp tempura, salmon, avocado, mango, with rice mixed with tobiko
After the harvest, rice straw is gathered in the traditional way from small paddy fields in Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Sushi chef preparing nigirizushi, Kyoto, Japan
Drying rice in Peravoor, India
Sheets of nori
Work by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to measure the greenhouse gas emissions of rice production.
Sushi made of meats other than fish (whether raw or cooked) is a variation often seen in Japan.
Chinese rice grasshopper (Oxya chinensis) Borneo, Malaysia
Yaki anago-ippon-nigiri (焼きアナゴ一本握り) – a roasted and sweet-sauced whole conger eel
Chloroxylon is used for pest management in organic rice cultivation in Chhattisgarh, India.
Ebifurai-maki (エビフライ巻き) – fried-shrimp roll
Rice seed collection from IRRI
Sushi in shops are usually sold in plastic trays.
Sushi served on a wooden platter at a sushi restaurant in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Ancient statue of Dewi Sri from Java (c. 9th century)
Sushi in restaurant in Vienna, Austria
Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore
Meat sushi
Annual per capita rice supply (2019)
{{transl|ja|Makizushi}} topped with {{transl|ja|tobiko}}
{{transl|ja|Makizushi}} in preparation
{{nihongo3|fatty tuna belly|鮪とろ握り|Toro nigiri}}
{{nihongo|Salmon roll|巻き鮭}}
{{nihongo3|persimmon leaf|柿の葉寿司|Kakinoha}} sushi
{{nihongo||茶巾寿司|Chakin-zushi}}, wrapped in thin omelette
{{nihongo|Sushi plate|盛り合わせ}}
{{nihongo||イクラ軍艦巻き|Ikura gunkan-maki}}
{{nihongo3|bamboo leaf|笹寿司|Sasa}} sushi
{{nihongo3|teriyaki-roasted freshwater eel|鰻寿司|Unagi}} sushi
{{transl|ja|Nigirizushi}} for sale at a supermarket in Tokyo
{{nihongo|Assorted sushi|盛り合わせ}}
{{nihongo|Assorted Western sushi|盛り合わせ}}
Western California roll and tuna roll {{transl|ja|uramaki}} ({{lang|ja|カリフォルニア巻き}})
{{nihongo|Western spicy tuna hand roll|スパイシーツナロール}}
{{nihongo|Western spicy shrimp roll|スパイシー海老ロール}}
{{transl|ja|Gari}} (ginger)
thumb|right|{{transl|ja|Tamago}} sushi

Sushi is traditionally made with medium-grain white rice, though it can be prepared with brown rice or short-grain rice.

- Sushi

A stickier short-grain rice is used for sushi; the stickiness allows rice to hold its shape when cooked.

- Rice
A mixture of brown, white, and red indica rice, also containing wild rice, Zizania species

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