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Japanese Sweet Cooking Rice Seasoning Kikkoman Aji Mirin | Karman Reviews

Manjo Aji-Mirin by Kikkoman is a product of Japan and is a common cooking essential for Asian cuisine. Traditionally, it is added to dishes like stir fry, teriyaki and tempura. It adds a traditional flavor to these and other dishes. Aji-Mirin literally translates to mirin type condiment. It is a more commonly available rice wine product than traditional mirin. It is great for everyday cooking at home. It does not have a harsh flavor, but provides a nice sweet, balanced taste to foods like rice and veggies, as well as meats and fish.
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What exactly is Aji-Mirin? Well, Aji-Mirin is a type of rice wine that is similar to sake, but has a lower alcohol content and a higher sugar content. It is made up of glucose syrup, water, alcohol, corn syrup, and salt. Its alcohol content is 8%, which is lower than traditional plain mirin, which has an alcohol content of 14%. Its flavor is nice and light and doesn't overpower any dish. Instead, it adds some nice sweet hints and is complimentary to most Asian dishes. Aji-Mirin is an ingredient in dipping sauces, broths, marinades and glazes. It tenderizes and adds a mild sweetness to dishes and also help to mask the smell of fish and seafood dishes.

It also tends to help emphasize the flavor of dishes, and thanks to its sugar and alcohol content, keeps ingredients from losing their kick. Here are some simple cooking ideas. Add a tablespoon per cup of rice for some nice extra flavor. Or add some on top of pork, steaks for a complimentary hint of sweetness. Or use it to caramelize some vegetables. The serving size is two tablespoons and contains 70 calories, 180 milligrams of sodium, 13 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of carbohydrates. There are about 17 servings per container, so this will last a while. Or you can use it all at once for large dishes. Refrigeration is recommended after opening. So be sure to put the lid on tightly to preserve freshness.

There's no expiration date since its alcohol and sugar content keeps for a long time, but it may lose some of its qualities after a couple months. I'm going to open up this Aji-Mirin to show you the color, texture and consistency. After peeling off the plastic, there's a little pull tab inside. As you can see, it has a really clear light color and consistency. It smells faintly of alcohol, but it's not too strong since the alcohol content is only 8%. We hope you try out this Aji-Mirin and taste for yourself the lovely flavor it adds to Asian cuisine. Get your Japanese groceries at Karman Foods.

Enjoy. Bye-bye.

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