What Preparation Is Involved For Sushi Most Americans do not know the real way that sushi is prepared. Some people think it is prepared with raw fish. However, raw fish is known as sashimi. Many Americans are not really sure what this appetizer is made with and may be unwilling to try it. The appetizer is also a delicacy, expensive and can take an acquired taste to enjoy it. Many people believe this delicacy has to contain raw fish, which is not true. Seafood and fish are some of the most popular ingredients in the delicacy, but can be made with other ingredients. It is characterized by sticky rice and lined with seaweed. The rice is made with a combination of rice and sweet vinegar. The seaweed and rice is wrapped around the ingredients and rolled into a cylindrical roll. After it is rolled, you can cut the roll into familiar circles that are found in American stores and restaurants. A variety of ingredients can be used for making sushi. Example ingredients are steamed vegetables, seafood, fish, beef, pickles, avocado and pimento cheese. This appetizer is prepared with different ingredients and can suit the taste of many individuals. It was traditionally believed that the delicacy came from Japan, but this delicacy originates from China. The Japanese was introduced to the appetizer in the 7th century by China and decided to put their flair onto the dish. They are responsible for the rolled style offered in restaurants and stores. Sashimi was readily available in Japan because of not having anywhere to store and refrigerate the meat. Japan used other options for storing the meat like salting and curing it raw with rice and sea salts. The harsh salts and acid cooks and preserve the fish without heat. The rice also absorbs the moisture. The rice and vegetables were included to make the dish a complete meal that does not require cooking and refrigeration. In the past, people have different ways of eating the dish. Some people would not eat the seaweed, just eat the rice mixture and cured fish or they would throw away the rice and eat the sashimi. Eating and drinking has always been a favorite past time of most Americans. This appetizer is another way of enjoying a night out with friends and having good conversation. The answer to the question “What is sushi?” can vary depending on the individual because the dish can be made with a variety of ingredients.