Even white wine can be used, if mixed with some sugar. Avoid using cooking wine and rice wine vinegars as replacements for rice wine, as they have entirely different flavors. Even Chinese and Japanese rice wines differ in flavor. So they may not work as substitutes for each other, in all recipes.
Can I substitute rice wine for white wine?
While the flavor is not the same, a dry white wine makes an acceptable substitute for Chinese rice wine in marinades and is a decent alternative when that’s all you have in the house.
Can I use cooking wine instead of white wine?
Yes! If you’re on the fence about cooking with wine, we highly encourage you to try it. It adds a flavor unlike anything else. One note: do not use cooking wine!
What can you substitute for white wine in cooking?
The sweetness and light color of apple juice make it a great non-alcoholic substitute for white wine in cooking. White wine can be replaced with apple juice in recipes at a 1:1 ratio. It is worth mentioning that apple juice works best as a wine replacement when a recipe calls for only a small amount of wine.
What can I use if I don’t have rice wine?
Rice wine is ideal for both cooking and drinking. The most popular varieties include huangjiu, mirin, and sake. If you’ve run out or are looking for an alternative, try swapping for equal amounts of dry sherry, white wine, dry vermouth, or white grape juice.
Is rice wine the same as cooking wine?
Cooking Sake / Japanese Rice Wine – this is a bit lighter in flavour than Chinese cooking wine, but is an acceptable substitute and the best substitute.
How can I substitute cooking wine?
Non-Alcoholic Substitutes for Cooking Wine
- White grape juice and apple juice.
- Apple cider.
- Cranberry juice or pomegranate juice.
- Ginger ale.
- White wine vinegar or red wine vinegar.
- Lemon juice or lime juice.
- Chicken broth, beef broth or vegetable stock/vegetable broth.
Does rice wine contain alcohol?
Rice wine has an alcohol content of 18-25% ABV. Common varieties of rice wine include Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine), mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine), and sake (dry Japanese rice wine).
Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of Chinese cooking wine?
The bottom line: If you love Asian cuisine, it’s worth keeping rice wine vinegar in your pantry. In a pinch, though, you can totally substitute in another light, mild vinegar, like apple cider vinegar or champagne vinegar.