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Is rice vinegar and mirin the same thing?
Last Updated: 19th February, 2020
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Simply so, can I use mirin instead of rice vinegar?
If you can get mirin, youcandefinitely get rice vinegar. Otherwise, in apinch,use cider or white wine vinegar, or doaregional version using a citrus based seasoning. Don'ttryto substitute mirin or sake.
Also, what can I use in place of rice vinegar? This article will explore six of the best substitutesforrice vinegar.
- White Wine Vinegar. White wine vinegar is made throughthefermentation of white wine into vinegar.
- Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Lemon or Lime Juice.
- Champagne Vinegar.
- Seasoned Rice Vinegar.
- Sherry Vinegar.
Considering this, what is the difference between rice vinegar and mirin?
Mirin is a sweet cooking wine made byfermentingrice. Rice vinegar is sake that has beenallowed togo sour, much like wine vinegar is made today(regular wineis allowed to go sour, hence the name"vinegar", fromthe French "vin aigre", where "vin" meanswine, and "aigre" meanssour).
What can be used instead of mirin?
When arecipecalls for mirin, the Japanese sweet rice wine, youneed acombination of acidic and sweet flavors. Add between 1 and2tablespoons of sugar to 1/2 cup of white wine, vermouth, ordrysherry to replace 1/2 cup of mirin.