Rice Wine

Rice Wine (mǐjiǔ; 米酒) is a Chinese variety of wine made from fermented rice. Cooking Rice Wine is of a lower quality than rice wine meant for drinking and salt is often added to avoid an alcohol tax. It is used to add sweetness to dishes, for deglazing, and to tenderize meats and seafood while cooking. In a pinch, sherry, mirin, and other sweet, dry types of alcohol can be used instead of Chinese Rice Wine.


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