In the kitchen I’m always looking for a new way to give our standard menu flavor flair. Something that makes the tastebuds burst and has us wanting more. I took a 60 day challenge with NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegar and the results have been great!
Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar has a sweet, light flavor that dresses up any dish. Simply splash it on everything from salads to pasta to meat and vegetables. They have a variety of distinctive flavors, Original, Roasted Garlic, Basil & Oregano, Red Pepper, Pesto, Balsamic Blend and Italian Herb. My favorite is the Roasted Garlic. It fits into so many things we eat.
The first thing I used the Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar in was my Bacon Glazed Ribs Recipe. I lessened the red wine vinegar to half and substituted the other half with Nakano’s Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar. It was incredible! We all loved the flavor. I made the same recipe the second time and used only Nakano Red Wine Rice Vinegar and we didn’t care so much for this. It was too much.
We love the Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Original on salads, over rice and the kids will eat it on green beans.
One of my favorite ways to use it is as a marinade for our meats. We grill year round but during the summer it’s an all the time thing. Just 2 Tablespoons mixed with our favorite seasoning and a little olive oil yield great flavor to any dish. We have bought a second bottle of the Roasted Garlic as it seems to be our favorite.
Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar is all natural, no fat, gluten free, low calorie and contains no preservatives. In addition, it contains 50 percent less sodium than the competition.
Here are some other great suggestions for using Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar to great low fat and easy recipes as well as tips for your next dish.
NAKANO “Splash On” Tips:
· Skinny Mac Salad
Macaroni salad without mayonnaise? Yes! Forget the mayo and splurge with the zesty flavor of NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar. Combine cooked elbow macaroni, sliced celery, diced red onion, canned whole kernel corn and diced cucumber. Just before serving, splash generously with NAKANO and toss together. Other tidbits to add: sliced olives, diced ham, diced green or red bell pepper, capers.
· Sautéed Onion Topper
No butter, no fat, but lots of flavor! Just splash, sprinkle and stir. That’s all there is to making this delicious onion topping for burgers (meat or veggie); grilled chicken sandwiches; sautéed, baked or grilled fish, steak or chicken; and even hot-cooked veggies. Place a thinly sliced large onion in a large non-stick fry pan. Splash with about 1/4 cup NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar (original, roasted garlic, or red pepper). Sprinkle with garlic powder or chili powder, and fresh-ground pepper or red pepper flakes. Stir over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until onion is soft and cooked, and rice vinegar has evaporated.
· Naked Coleslaw
Traditional coleslaw does not have to have mayonnaise to be delicious. Splash shredded cabbage with NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar, any flavor. Toss in crunchy matchstick carrots, radishes and sliced green onion, and there you have it! A delicious fat-free coleslaw. For variety, add celery, parsley or cilantro, pineapple tidbits, sweet pickles, toasted celery seeds or sesame seeds.
· Summer Salad
Switch up your summer salad with just a Splash of NAKANO. Skip the bottled dressing and make your own; pick the flavor to match your mood.
NAKANO Rice Vinegar products are manufactured from real, whole grain rice and are naturally brewed in the traditional Mizkan manufacturing process that began in Japan more than 200 years ago.
Check out the selection of Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar and see how easy it is to incorporate into your recipes and taste the flavor! We love this stuff!
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