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Mild and smooth, and drinkable (though you probably wouldn't want to drink it), rice vinegar always has a place in my pantry. In the way that condiments can be so confusing, it's sometimes called rice wine vinegar. And it's different from seasoned rice vinegar, which contains sugar. Real rice vinegar, or rice wine vinegar, is distilled, fermented white rice, and nothing more. In cooking, I love to use it to "loosen" mayonnaise in my cole slaw, or brighten a beef stew with a splash of vinegar at the end. It's lighter than a balsamic, more like cider vinegar, and perfect in salad dressing. And of course, it's a staple in Asian cooking. Have you tried rice vinegar? Do you keep it in your pantry?
Rice vinegar: like or dislike?
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