I also dont use any alcoholic products because of religious reasons, so I try to research ingredients before consuming. I just wanted to include what I have found on rice vinegar...rice vinegar is made from the alcoholic and acetic fermentation of sugars derived from rice or concentrated rice without being distilled.
I don't usually have wine in the house so I made this to cook with. I used it for Red Wine Short Ribs of Beef #171110 and it worked very well.
Chef Fifi: All vinegars are alcoholic before becoming vinegar. By the time they have become vinegar, the alcohol is gone.