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scunge Jan 10, 2014 12:40 PM

Can I substitute a different vinegar for rice wine vinegar and if so which? Thanks

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    Ttrockwood Jan 10, 2014 07:05 PM

    What kind of vinegar do you have on hand?

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    1. re: Ttrockwood
      scunge Jan 11, 2014 11:31 AM

      White ,cider,wine and balsamic ....no rice

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        Chemicalkinetics Jan 11, 2014 12:27 PM

        I will go for white vinegar -- if it is up to me.

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          Alan408 Jan 11, 2014 12:32 PM

          White, if you want it to taste like rice vinegar add sugar

          For your soup, a pinch

          1. re: scunge
            C. Hamster Jan 11, 2014 01:50 PM

            Definitely white

        2. greygarious Jan 10, 2014 12:56 PM

          I've never been entirely clear what the difference between rice vinegar and rice wine vinegar is, but it seems not to matter in the things I make with them. I usually have brown rice vinegar. The rice vinegars are pretty mild. If subbing white or cider vinegar, dilute it a little - maybe 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water. Or try a small amount of balsamic vinegar (not a pricy one) or white wine vinegar.

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          1. re: greygarious
            Antilope Jan 10, 2014 01:02 PM

            Then there is seasoned rice vinegar that has a lot of sugar and salt added.

            A close approximation of rice vinegar is white balsamic vinegar.

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            escondido123 Jan 10, 2014 12:47 PM

            Usually, but the best choice would depend upon what you are making. So, what are you making?

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            1. re: escondido123
              scunge Jan 10, 2014 06:22 PM

              hot and sour soup

              1. re: scunge
                Antilope Jan 10, 2014 06:34 PM

                I like a strong sour taste in hot and sour soup, so I usually use distilled white vinegar.

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                  Chemicalkinetics Jan 10, 2014 06:42 PM

                  <Can I substitute a different vinegar for rice wine vinegar>

                  There are different rice vinegar too just to make the point. There are glutinous rice vinegar,brown rice vinegar, white rice vinegar, black white vinegar,....etc.

                  Most of traditional/authentic recipes I can seen call for black rice vinegar for hot and sour soup.

                  If you don't have rice vinegar, then I would probably go for the most taste neutral (tasteless) vinegar which is distilled white vinegar. I would avoid anything too different like apple cider vinegar.

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