Summer seems to be the time of year that I try out new recipes, entertain more and even get my children to try a few new things so when asked to try out the Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegars I immediately said yes – who doesn’t want to discover new ways of seasoning their food especially when it comes in 7 varieties. I was given the opportunity to try Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegars original flavor and the Roasted garlic- Guess which was my favorite? Hint – we are BIG garlic lovers in our house.
I’m looking forward to trying out the Basil & Oregano flavor in my pasta and my husband will love the Balsamic blend flavor on his salads – I guess it’s off to the store to buy more Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar .
But before I go let me share with you the fun I discovered
Recipes: Check out the below Summer cooking recipes that use Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegars that we discovered on their website www.Mizkan.com/recipes . You can find a huge variety of recipes to bring smiles to your family and guests all Summer long.
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Recipes: Now for those Summer cooking recipes I was talking about
Tropical Glazed Ribs
My family loves ribs especially flavorful ones and the new Nakano Roasted Garlic rice vinegar is the perfect flavor addition in this summer grilling recipe:
3 1/2 to 4 lbs. baby back pork ribs
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar Original, Roasted Garlic, or Balsamic Blend divided use
1/2 cup soy sauce, lite or regular
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. minced ginger
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup apricot or pineapple jam
Cut meat into individual ribs. Place in a large resealable plastic bag. Combine 1/2 cup rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic; mix well and pour over ribs. Close bag securely, turning to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours, turning halfway through.
In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons rice vinegar and jam. Reserve 1/4 cup for a dipping sauce, if desired. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drain ribs and discard marinade. Place a rack on a foil-lined roasting pan or baking sheet. Arrange ribs, meaty side down, on rack; baste with jam mixture. Bake in upper portion of oven 20 minutes. Turn ribs over; baste liberally. Continue to bake 15 minutes or until well browned. Discard any remaining sauce used for basting. Serve ribs with reserved dipping sauce.
Makes 4 to 6 main course or 12 appetizer servings.
Tip: Ribs may be grilled over indirect heat.
Nothing like creating a BBQ hamburgers for your Summer cook outs that will keep your family begging for more
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup NAKANO® Natural Rice Vinegar
1-1/3 pounds ground beef
4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
4 slices Cheddar, Swiss, or jack cheese (optional)
4 hamburger buns, toasted
In a large skillet, cook and stir onion in the oil with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper over medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes; add rice vinegar. Cook until vinegar evaporates; set aside. In a large bowl, mix together beef, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; shape into patties. Grill or pan-fry burgers in a non-stick skillet 3 to 5 minutes per side or until done. Top burgers with cheese, if desired. Serve on buns with the onions and condiments, as desired. Makes 4 burgers
1-1/2 pounds unpeeled red potatoes
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar Original
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
In 3-quart pot, bring 1-inch water to boil over high heat. Cut potatoes into 3/4-inch cubes; drop potatoes into boiling water. Cover; reduce heat to low when water boils again. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes; drain.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine onion, rice vinegar, oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add hot, cooked potatoes; toss to coat. Cover and chill. Gently stir in eggs, cilantro and mayonnaise.Makes 4 to 6 servings
Have you tried Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar which is your favorite flavor?
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