What Bracha do you make on Sushi?

Bracha Rishona
Mezonos
Bracha Acharona
Al Hamichya

Bracha Info

Regarding the appropriate Bracha, the general rule for a dish with numerous ingredients is to make a Bracha on the primary ingredient (the Ikkar), and not to make a Bracha on the secondary ingredients (the Taffel). The varieties of maki have different names depending upon the filling, which is generally not considered by the consumer to be secondary to the rice. Irrespective of the filling, the food is known as sushi due to the rice; it appears that the rice is not secondary to the filling either. Furthermore, the filling and the rice are not cooked together, and remain distinct. Therefore, both the filling and rice are primary ingredients, and both necessitate a Bracha. For this reason, Rav Heinemann paskens that one should recite Mezonos on the rice, as well as the appropriate Bracha on the filling. The nori (seaweed) is secondary to the rice and other ingredients, and does not require a Bracha.

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Brachos

Bracha Rishona

Hebrew

.בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי מְזוֹנוֹת

English

Blessed are You Hashem our God King of the universe, Who creates various types of foods.

Transliterated

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Borei Minei Mezonos.

Bracha Acharona

Hebrew

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, עַל הַמִחְיָה וְעַל הַכַּלְכָּלָה וְעַל תְּנוּבַת הַשָּׂדֶה וְעַל אֶרֶץ חֶמְדָּה טוֹבָה וּרְחָבָה שֶׁרָצִיתָ וְהִנְחַלְתָּ לַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ לֶאֱכֹל מִפִּרְיָהּ לִשְׂבּוֹעַ מִטּוּבָהּ, רַחֵם (נָא) ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמֶּךָ וְעַל יְרוּשָׁלַיִם עִירֶךָ וְעַל צִיּוֹן מִשְׁכַּן כְּבוֹדֶךָ וְעַל מִזְבְּחֶךָ וְעַל הֵיכָלֶךָ, וּבְנֵה יְרוּשָׁלַיִם עִיר הַקֹּדֶשׁ בִּמְהֵרָה בְיָמֵינוּ וְהַעֲלֵנוּ לְתוֹכָהּ וְשַׂמְּחֵנוּ בְּבִנְיָנָהּ וְנֹאכַל מִפִּרְיָּהּ וְנִשְׂבַּע מִטּוּבָהּ וּנְבָרֶכְךָ עָלֶיהָ בִּקְדֻשָּׁה וּבְטָהֳרָה [בראש חודש: וְזָכְרֵנוּ לְטוֹבָה בְּיוֹם רֹאשׁ הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה] כִּי אַתָּה ה' טוֹב וּמֵטִיב לַכֹּל וְנוֹדֶה לְךָ עַל הָאָרֶץ וְעַל הַמִחְיָה, בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' עַל הָאָרֶץ וְעַל הַמִחְיָה וְעַל הַכַּלְכָּלָה.

English

Blessed are You, Hashem our God, King of the universe, for the sustenance and nourishment, for the produce of the field, and for the precious, good, and spacious land which You have graciously given as a heritage to our forefathers, to eat of its fruit and to be satiated with it’s goodness. Have mercy, Hashem our God, on Israel Your people, on Yerushalayim Your city, on Zion the resting place of Your glory, on Your altar, and on Your Temple. Rebuild Yerushalayim, the holy city, speedily in our days, and bring us up to it and make us rejoice in it, and we will bless You in holiness and purity. For You, Hashem, are good and do good to all, and we offer thanks to You for the land and for the sustenance. Blessed are You, Hashem, for the land and for the sustenance.

Transliterated

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Haolam, Al Hamichya V’al Hakalkala, V’al Tnuvas Hasadeh, V’al Eretz Chemda Tova Ur’chava, Sheratzisa V’hinchalta Lavoseinu, Le’echol Mi’pirya V’lisbo’a Mituva. Racheim Adonai Eloheinu Al Yisrael Amecha, V’al Yerushalayim Irecha, V’al Tzion Mishkan K’vodecha, V’al Miz’b’checha V’al Heichal’echa. U’v’nay Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh Bim’hayra V’yameinu, V’ha’aleinu L’socha, V’samcheinu B’vinyana, V’nochal Mipirya, V’nisba Mituva, Oonevarech’cha Aleh’ha Bikdusha Oov’tahara. Ki Atah Adonai Tov U’maitiv Lakol, V’nodeh Lecha Al Haaretz V’al Hamichya. Baruch Atah Adonai, Al Haaretz V’al Hamichya.

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