rainbow sushiYou may have ordered a rainbow roll before at a restaurant. The newest trend in sushi, however, is not rolls with a selection of seafood to give the roll an appealing color, but something altogether different – the use of natural ingredients to bring color to the rice itself! While the taste shouldn’t be much different (we hope) than regular sushi, you have to admit that the new trend is aesthetically beautiful.

Sushi is as much art as it is food, and seeing new ways of presenting my favorite dishes are always fun, even if in this case it’s a little wild!

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Some crafty creators of rainbow sushi have ditched food coloring altogether to create all-natural hues. A popular way to make a brilliant yellow, for example, is the use of turmeric. Turmeric is part of the ginger family, and we all know that sushi is often served with ginger slices. I’m not so certain how adding it to the rolls itself would affect the taste! I think I’d prefer my ginger on the side…

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Rainbow sushi might be nice to look at, but if you ask me, I’ll stick to plain rice. Maybe I’m just not adventurous enough! Would you be willing to try rainbow sushi?

Warren Ransom

I have always been fascinated by the creation and culture of different foods, particularly sushi and sashimi in the modern era of Japanese cuisine. I am a classically trained chef and sushi connoisseur, also having operated a food service company and enjoy investigating and experimenting with food around the world.

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