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Also referred to as simply ‘Rice Vinegar’, Japanese Komezu (米酢) is a mild, sweet vinegar made from rice and is used in a variety of ways – from pickling to simmering.
Recipes using rice vinegar:
- Japanese cucumber salad (sunomono)
- Chinese shredded potatoes with vinegar and chili
- Shrimp stir fry
- Inari sushi
- Black pepper chicken
Seasoned rice wine, which contains added sugar and salt, is most famously used in the preparation of sushi rice to compliment the pairing of rice with fish.
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