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Mirin is an essential ingredient in Japanese cooking. It adds a unique flavor to dishes like sushi and tempura. a sweet, light rice wine for centuries in Japan. Made by steeping rice in water mixed with sugar and salt.

Here’s how to make it at home.
To make mirin, combine 1 cup of white rice with 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Additionally, remove pan from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Let cool completely before using. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator up to 6 months.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sake

In brief, to make the mirin, combine with the sugar and sake in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Remove the pan from heat and let cool completely before using.

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Lastly, this recipe uses mirin as a substitute for sake, which is used in traditional recipes.
In Japan, mirin instead of sake because it has less alcohol than sake. However, still very strong and should only be consumed by adults.

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