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what is mirin

shipscook's picture

it is a rice wine, a bit (post #69421, reply #1 of 3)

it is a rice wine, a bit sweeter and lower in alcohol than sake. Here is a website with info and recipes.

http://www.bigoven.com/whatis.aspx?id=Mirin

Nan

nutcakes's picture

It is a great kitchen staples (post #69421, reply #2 of 3)

It is a great kitchen staples and lasts forever in your cubbord. There really isn't a substitute. Asian grocers have them, but most any grocery store around me carries it in the 'International' or Japanese section.

Adele's picture

Hi Marti!  Mirin is a (post #69421, reply #3 of 3)

Hi Marti!  Mirin is a Japanese sweet rice wine.  It's good in dressings, used in sauces and lasts forever.  Some grocery stores carry it by the vinegars for some reason.

 

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!