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Instagram food artists show off their multicolored, mouth-watering creations.

Sushi is already well-known around the world for being a very visually-appealing dish. All the different colors of fish contrasting with the bright white rice and dark green seaweed make it just as much of a feast for your eyes as your stomach.

But now one Instagram trend is taking sushi as art to the next level: rainbow sushi. Sushi-lovers all over are using a variety of methods make their bite-size maki morsels as colorful as possible.

Here are some of the best ones we’ve seen so far:

▼ Sushi, you were already pretty before,
but now none of the other food even stands a chance.

Inspiration for another meal, another day.. #rainbowsushi

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▼ I wish I had a pair of virtual chopsticks to just reach in and pluck those away.

▼ Mayonnaise: making everything tastier since pretty much always.

▼ A closeup of one rainbow sushi that uses
multicolored ingredients instead of just coloring the rice.

▼ Some of the most accurate rainbow sushi we’ve seen yet.

▼ Is it “rainbow” if it’s only pink and yellow?
My heart says no, but my stomach says yes.

▼ The combination of multicolored rice and ingredients
makes for a very nice- OM NOM NOM!

▼ For those who don’t want to separate their colored rice into groups,
but would rather have them be free to mingle.

▼ A closeup of a beautiful rainbow sushi plus a
recipe for making them using natural colorings.

Rainbow unicorn sushi 🌈🍙❤️ by @theindigokitchen Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked sushi rice 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tbsp vegan sugar 1 avocado Bell pepper 1 Cucumber 1 sweet potato 1/4 piece purple cabbage 1/2 tsp baking soda Turmeric Beet powder Spirulina 1 tsp gochujang 5 sheets nori Colouring the rice Cook the sushi rice and place it in a bowl to cool and add the rice vinegar and sugar to your own taste. Mix it in using a wooden spoon (this will help prevent the rice to break) To make each colour you take a shallow bowl and put about half a cup of rice and mix in the food colouring. *keep in mind that you just want to colour the rice so don't add to much of each food colouring so you don't alter the taste to much. For red use a bit of beet powder For orange use a mixture of turmeric and beet powder or a small amount of gochujang (for this batch I used gochujang) For yellow add a little bit of turmeric For green use a little bit of spirulina and a pinch of turmeric For blue and purple Boil 1/4 piece of chopped cabbage in about 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes or until you're left with about 1 cup of water. Use this water to cook 1/2 cup of sushi rice and save about 3 tbsp of the purple water to make the blue food colouring. Now you've got your purple rice use some of the remaining white rice you made to make blue. Add about 1 tsp of baking soda to the purple water and it will turn blue, now add this to the sushi rice and mix it well. Assembling the sushi Chop your sweet potato in stripes and roast these in a preheated oven on 450 Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. Now chop the remaining ingredients into strips. Now get a bamboo roller and cover it with some plastic wrap to keep it clean. Add a sheet of nori and place strips of rice until you've got all the colours and top this with the filling. Now roll the suhsi and wet the end with a bit of water to make it sticky and place it on a platter or chopping board. Once you've rolled all your rolls, wet a sharp knife and slice your rolls to reveal a beautiful rainbow sushi! Enjoy! #letscookvegan

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If you want to see more rainbow sushi, then check out the hashtag #rainbowsushi on Instagram. Just fair warning though: it may result in you suddenly going out and spending lots of money on Japanese food.

And if you want to see rainbow food gone wrong, then take a gander at Hong Kong’s colorful grilled cheese sandwiches. There’s just something not quite as appetizing about multicolored cheese….

Source: Instagram/#rainbowsushi via Design Taxi
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