Are you looking for rice wine in the grocery store but can’t seem to find it? We’ll show you where to look in each aisle…
We’ll even tell you which stores most likely to have it…
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RICE WINE IS SOLD IN WHICH GROCERY STORE AISLE?
The types of rice wine you can buy (and where) can differ depending on which state you live in. However, the grocery store’s vinegar aisle is a good place to start looking.
Around the oils and vinegars, look for cooking rice wines such as Japanese mirin or Chinese Shaoxing wine. If you don’t find them there, move on to the foreign section.
If you’re looking for a rice wine to drink by the glass (like sake), go to the wine section of the shop.
Are you having trouble finding rice wine? One of the stores or alcohol suppliers mentioned below could be a better bet…
WHAT ARE THE STORES THAT SELL RICE WINE?
- Amazon – One of the simplest ways to obtain rice wine for cooking is via Amazon. Various varieties, including Shaoxing wine and mirin, can be found on Amazon.
- Rice wine is held in the condiment aisle near the vinegars at Walmart. Check the online store locator if you’re looking for a particular form or brand of rice wine.
- Rice wine can be found in the international condiment, and wine aisles at Whole Foods. Look for brands like Yu Yee, Eden, and Wan Ja Shan when buying cooking wine.
- Safeway – In the international aisle or the oil and vinegar area, look for Ka-Me, Nakano, and Sun Luck.
- If your Trader Joe’s sells wine, look for sake in the beer and wine section.
- Rice wine from Eden, Sun Luck, Kikkoman, and other brands can be found in the condiments and Asian items section of any Kroger shop.
- Asian Markets – Rice wine is commonly sold in Asian markets.
- Liquor Stores – If you haven’t been able to locate rice wine elsewhere in your town, go to a liquor store.
RICE WINE IN AN EXTREMELY VERSATILE MANNER
It’s great in stir-fries.
Stir-fries with Shaoxing wine usually have a more complex taste. If you don’t have Shaoxing wine, you can use any drier rice wine or sake instead, though the flavours will be slightly different (but still delicious).
It can be used to season greens.
Sauteed kale, spinach, and mustard greens will benefit from a splash of rice wine. Rice wine, in particular, can help to soften the pungency of bitter greens and give them that unique restaurant quality.
Toss it into a vegan risotto.
Any vegan risotto recipe will benefit from a splash of mirin. Roasted vegetables, fresh herbs, and rich, savory flavors will complement it beautifully. Isn’t there any mirin in the cabinet? That’s fine; sake or some other sweeter white wine will suffice.