Chinese rice wine
Recipes using Chinese rice wine
Steamed Black Cod with...
Sesame-Ginger Tofu and Shiitake...
Shrimp Fried Rice (Chau Fan)
Chicken Noodle Soup with...
- Grilled Shiitakes with Mojo...
Soy-Braised Kabocha Squash
- Asian Marinated Portabella...
- Grilled Sesame Chicken Wings
- Bánh Mì with Red-Cooked Pork
- Steamed Chicken with Preserved...
Velveted Chicken or Shrimp
Shaoxing, Shao Hsing
what is it?
Brewed from rice and water, rice wine is a staple of drinking and cooking in China. It adds an acidic element to stir-fries and sauces and tenderizes in marinades. Chinese rice wine should be golden in color, with nutty flavor undertones.
don't have it?
If you can't find a good imported Chinese rice wine, good quality dry sherry is a fine substitute. Don't substitute Japanese rice wines (sake or mirin), which have different flavors altogether.
how to choose:
Look for a brand imported from China; domestic brands are usually of low quality.