Japanese food looks exquisite but appears to be difficult to prepare. Is there anything quick and easy that could be made at home?
Yes, there is. Sushi is made from rice flavored with mirin, or sweetened rice wine, and formed into finger-sized mounds topped with raw seafood or pickled vegetables. It is an art form in Japan, but the basic technique is simple. Sushi rice can also be rolled around a filling and wrapped in sheets of seaweed called nori, then cut into bite-sized pieces - but the moulded sushi are easier to make. The seafood toppings are raw and must be absolutely fresh. For the most authentic taste and texture, use Japanese sticky rice.
** Japanese Recipes