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Kitchen Dictionary: rice wine

This wine should be named “rice beer” because it is fermented from a grain and not a fruit. The Japanese have developed two kinds of rice wine; one being sake and the other a dry one. Red rice wine is a sweet wine, which has low alcohol content. Used in both cooking and drinking. There are three varieties available:
Mirin: a sweet wine pronounced MEE-reen.
Sake: white wine pronounced SAH-kee.
Shaoxing wine: Chinese rice wine. Substitutions; sake or sherry.
Chia Fan, Shan Nian and Yen Hung are Chinese rice wines.

plural: rice wines


Season: available year-round

How to select: Also sold as "sweet cooking seasoning"

Substitutions: Mirin: 1 tbsp dry sherry + ½ tsp sugar, OR sherry, OR heat two parts sake and one part sugar, OR white wine and sugar to taste OT white wine.
Sake: Shaoxing wine or Vermouth, dry white wine, or dry sherry.

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 fl oz
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 14
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 181mg 7%
Potassium 25mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.8g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.1g 0%

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