What I’m about to describe to you is horrific… the horror, the horror.
There’s people out there that will not eat the rice in nigirizushi because you’re either on a low-carb diet, or you think it’s some devious ploy of adding filler. If that’s you, just please order sashimi (pictured). I get it when the drones of tourists in Vegas are eating the fish off the rice like locust at an AYCE buffet line, but I don’t get going into a legit sushi bar to do that. The nigirizushi rice is an integral part of sushi, and I’d say it’s a large part of what truly defines great sushi. It’s not only just the fish you should be enjoying, but how a properly formed nigiri will break apart (not sticky/chewy) when you bite into it with the right amount of tooth to each kernel, and how the sushi shari/sumeshi (rice) is at a perfect room temperature. To top it all off, it has to have the proper blend of rice to shari su (seasoning) which is typically a blend of salt, sugar, vinegar, sake/mirin, and konbu. If that all happens, all I got to say is, respect the rice.
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