Rice vinegar is made from glutinous rice that is broken down into sugars, blended with yeast to ferment into alcohol, and aerated to form vinegar. Because of its sweet-tart flavor, rice vinegar is used to accentuate many Asian dishes. Seasoned rice vinegar is simply rice vinegar with salt, sugar, and sake added. This condiment, whose aliases include sushi vinegar and awasezu, makes a flavorful dressing for salads or vegetables.
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