If you open my pantry, you’ll find a few basic staples – olive oil, canola oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, white vinegar, cider vinegar, and rice vinegar. We have a favorite brand of each product, and our favorite rice vinegar is Nakano (and has been for more than 10 years). When I was approached to participate in Nakano’s Summer Splash promotion, I jumped at the chance. Little did I know that Nakano maintains a website with dozens of recipes featuring its rice vinegars! I was delighted to find it, and we started making dishes from the website as soon as I found it.
The first recipe we tried was Tangy Pan-Fried Potatoes. We served these potatoes to a house full of guests, and everyone liked them. They were almost like home fries, but not quite. We had them at dinner time, but I think they’d be great at any meal.
Of course, that’s how I made the Tangy Pan-Fried Potatoes. You can view the original recipe here. Wouldn’t this be a great main dish if you added some additional veggies and a couple of shredded chicken breasts or some shredded pork?
Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar
Nakano’s Seasoned Rice Vinegars add a delicious tang and flavor to all kinds of foods without adding fatÃ¢â‚¬”and with far fewer calories than other condiments. They can be splashed on many foods for a tasty flavor boost. If you visit the websites listed below, you will find all sorts of usage suggestions. Everyone will find something tasty! We’d only used the Natural Rice Vinegar in the past, but tried the Original and the Basil & Oregano for the purpose of writing a review of some recipes. (There will be more recipes to come in the next week or two!) I’m going to look for some of the other flavors. Nakano makes seasoned vinegars in the following flavors (as well as the Natural, unseasoned rice vinegar):
- Basil & oregano
- Red pepper
- Roasted garlic
- Balsamic blend
- Italian herb
Win a Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Prize Pack!
Nakano is giving a Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Prize Pack (a $25 Gift Card, 1 bottle of seasoned vinegar and a coupon & recipe booklet) to one lucky Feels Like Home reader. (US residents only, must be 18 or older to enter) To enter: Choose one or both of the following:
- Visit the NAKANO website then come back and report your favorite Splash tip in the comments
- Visit the NAKANO website then come back and report your favorite recipe in the comments
Good luck! IÃ¢â‚¬™ll use Random.org to choose a winner sometime after 11:59 pm on August 1, 2010. The winner was comment #29, Carol. I’ve contacted her by email.
Nakano via Collective Bias provided me with a gift card and a bottle of Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar in order to complete this review. Nakano is also providing the price pack for the giveaway.
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