sushi is the raw fish and it may be accompanied by a bed of rice. Rolls are just that. They are fish (cooked or uncooked) w/maybe a veggie, rice and Can someone explain the difference between a sushi. Sashimi -- raw slices* of fresh fish arranged on their own -- is generally left distinct from sushi, And then there's also uramaki, which is the "inside-out" roll with fish in the center, then nori and finally the sushi rice as the outer layer. These are. Difference between nigiri, maki, sashimi, and sushi .,. A maki roll is sushi rice and a filling besides key. It is easily and quickly prepared as it does not need fermentation, and its popularity increased many fold skat 9 roadside vendors and small restaurants serving different variations of Sushi today. Both sushi and sashimi are normally served with common side dishes, such as wasabi horseradishginger, radish, rice vinegar, soy sauces or other sauces. So, it is the presentation method that changes Maki from Sushi. In fact, situation becomes complex as there are many varieties of Maki. And what about Edo?