1. Onigiri by Shuai Wang, chef/co-owner, Short Grain, Charleston, S.C.
'Plain' rice is the perfect palette for a world of flavor
It doesn’t get much more universal than rice. This is the grain that’s synonymous with sustenance the world over. Here, we’re taking a look at just three of the infinite number of ways to present rice. These three are daring, culturally curious and in-your-face original.