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Okinawa: The Origins of Taco Rice

American food and culture is and has always been a representation of the spectrum of cultures from all over the world. ITravel across the Pacific to Okinawa, where the U.S. military has had a strong presence for decades. Learn about a dish known to locals as taco rice, a fusion dish that’s become an icon in the Japanese region and whose origins has deep roots in the U.S. military. 

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