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Disclosure- I received a gift pack of Marukan Rice Vinegars and Ponzu Sauce to affiliate my review but all opinions are 100% my own.

marukan I love cooking with Asian flavors so I was excited to try Marukan’s rice vinegars and ponzu sauce.  I use rice vinegar when I am making rice for sushi.  Marukan’s Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar is great for adding a little something extra when making sushi.  It is also a great base for making vinaigrette dressings.  I add it to a little extra virgin olive oil, some orange juice, and some fresh herbs for a light citrus dressing.  I had some asparagus that I didn’t know what to do with so I decided to create an Asian inspired side dish.  I sauteed the asparagus in some extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup of Marukan Ponzu Sauce, 1 packet of Stevia for sweetness, and a Tablespoon of Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar.  It came out tender and delicious.

Experience the Marukan Difference: Premium Rice Vinegar!
Producing rice vinegar with legendary taste and mildness takes time. Marukan Vinegars are slowly and naturally brewed, using traditional methods developed by over three centuries of experience by Japan’s finest artisans. The delicate aroma, rich flavor and mild taste of Marukan are all the result of this natural, slow-brewed process.

• All Natural Ingredients
• Slow Brewed for Flavor and Lower Acidity
• Non-GMO Verified
• Kosher Certified by Star K
• Certified Organic

• MARUKAN GENUINE BREWED Rice Vinegar: This exceptional artisan vinegar takes 2 months to brew in the traditional way with NO sodium and all natural ingredients to heighten the flavor of any recipe. The delicate acidity is versatile and excellent as an addition not only to Japanese but also Chinese, European or American dishes. You can use it straight from the bottle, or as an ingredient for salad dressing and sushi rice.This product contains NO sodium, fat, sugar, artificial ingredients or calories. Naturally gluten free and non-GMO. 

• MARUKAN SEASONED GOURMET Rice Vinegar: Marukan’s best-seller for sweeter marinades and more flavorful dressings, dips and sauces. We have more recipes featuring our Seasoned Gourmet than any other variety. Blended with care according to Marukan’s very own processing technique, it can also be used in preparing delicious sushi rice at home by simply mix 1 oz. Marukan Seasoned Gourmet with each cup of steamed short-grained rice. Because it does not contain any fat, it also serves as a healthy ingredient for marinades by mixing it with your choice of oil or creamy dressing. Non-GMO and naturally gluten and fat free. 

• MARUKAN All Natural PONZU – Premium Soy Dressing with Sudachi Citrus: Our premium ponzu is made from natural sudachi lime extract imported from Japan. The ponzu is a perfect match for steak and BBQ, but it can also be used as an alternative to regular soy sauce for almost any dish. The sudachi citrus is high in vitamin C with a refreshing citrus flavor. This 100% vegan ponzu contains gluten.

Marukan Rice Vinegar in the Spotlight 
It’s all the rage with chefs and celebs such as Martha Stewart, Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee, Veg TVs’ Marie Oser and international chef and famed restaurateur Walter Staib.

• Today Show with Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee:

• Martha Stewart:

Where to Buy: Find Marukan in the Asian foods section or wherever fine vinegars are sold, including major retailers nationwide like Whole Foods, Ralphs, Smart & Final, Stater Bros, Jons, Albertsons.

Sriracha Hummus
3 & Go RECIPE: Sriracha Hummus – Quick Dish with Awesome Flavor

1 sm can of chic peas (garbanzo beans)
1 oz. Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Vinegar
3 Tbls Sriracha hot chili sauce

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend to a smooth texture. Add garnish if you like. Great as a dip or a spread on sandwiches.

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  1. I would make some chicken stir fry! Love rice vinegar!

  2. Maryann D. says:

    I would love to try a hummus recipe, like the Sriracha Hummus. I always wanted to make hummus.

  3. ellen beck says:

    Easy Oven Roasted Ponzu Chicken Supper looks really good I saw this on thir website.

  4. Easy Oven Roasted Ponzu Chicken Supper

  5. Amy Honious says:

    I would make some lovely bitter greens or sauteed green lentils! I love adding a touch of vinegar at the end of cooking these items for a bit of brightness! Thanks for the super yummy giveaway 🙂

  6. I’ve been on a hummus kick lately and I love spicy so I’d try the Sriracha Hummus.

  7. Dorothy Teel says:

    I would love to use the MARUKAN All Natural PONZU sauce on pork chops as a marinade and grill them, I bet they would be wonderful

  8. Valerie W says:

    I would make Citrus Chicken and Shrimp stir fry. Yummm, yum.

  9. I’d like to use the Marukan Rice Vinegar over sauteed sweet potatoes, red peppers and leeks with a little cous cous

  10. I would have to make the hummus recipe listed here! Or I would simply do up some vegetables in the delicious vinegar.

  11. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to try a hummus recipe.

  12. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’d make a chicken and veggie stir fry. Your hummus sounds wonderful!

  13. Adrienne says:

    Sriracha hummus, for sure!!

  14. I want to try the sriracha hummus

  15. Samantha Daleo says:

    I would make some tasty fried rice.