Friday, August 27, 2010

Nakano Rice Vinegar Review and Giveaway! $25 Gift Card!!


Well, I have one more review and giveaway for you all today. This is something that was very new to me so please bear with me:)

I was offered to do a review with Nakano Rice Vinegar. I am always game on trying new products and tasting new foods. We use vinegar in our house, mixed with oil, for salad dressing, but that is about it. So you will understand that this was a new experience. For my review, I was sent the Nakano Rice Vinegar Basil and Oregano flavored. These are rice vinegars that are flavored with different things. Mine was the Basil and Oregano but they also have flavors like Roasted Garlic, Red Pepper, and Balsamic Blend, along with others.

Well, since this was a new experience, I tried one of the recipes that was in the booklet they included in the package. I tested the Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese. Except I did not have any Feta Cheese so it was just Penne Pasta with tomatoes") There were a couple other recipes in the booklet that sounded good too that I am sure we will be trying as well.

So, I cooked the pasta as the recipe said, and while it was cooking I was mixing up my other ingredients. The tomatoes, garlic, olives, basil(which I did not put in as much as the recipe called for since I was using a vinegar that had Basil floating in it), and the cheese would have been done too, but I didn't have any. Once the pasta was done cooking, I drained it and put it back in the pan. Then I mixed all the ingredients together. I gotta tell you, doesn't this look interesting?
I had also made tuna fish to go with my meal. The vinegar smell was kind of strong but I am not sure if it is because of the added flavor or because it is rice vinegar. I just know my regular vinegar doesn't smell this strong. I think the taste was pretty good. I would probably enjoy the recipe more with one of the other vinegar flavors. This was not the one called for but it was the one they sent me in my package for review. And none of the recipes called for this vinegar. So I improvised with the one I had. I did also get a coupon in my booklet so I will be using it to purchase one of the other flavors. Anyways, the taste was good and I am looking forward to trying more of the flavors. The bottle is very easy to use and has a top that can be easily used to splash the vinegar on foods. I also checked when I was at the store recently and the vinegar bottles were only a 1.50! Which means they would only be .50 with my coupon! That is not expensive at all.

One of the uses they suggest for this is splashing it on your salads. I am a big salad eater so I think this is something I will try. And if you are someone who uses vinegar a lot, you will probably enjoy this very much.

READERS- I was also offered one of these packages to give away to one of my blog readers. You will be getting a $25 Visa gift card, a bottle of Nakano Rice Vinegar and a recipe booklet with coupon. You must do the mandatory entry!

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This giveaway will end 8/10. Winner will be chosen through Random.org.
Nakano provided me with a $50 gift card and a free bottle of seasoned vinegar for this campaign.

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My favorite Splash tip is NAKANO Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar: For a quick lunch salad, toss with leftover pasta or rice, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, and toasted almonds.
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My favorite tip is for the roasted garlic vinegar:
"For a quick lunch salad, toss with leftover pasta or rice, shredded carrots..."
Sounds good!

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I like this tip: Use as a tangy base for tomato-based barbecue sauces. - for the NAKANO® - Original Seasoned Rice Vinegar

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the white wine vinagrette sounds yummy:

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They had lots of great tips but they didn't have my favorite which is to put a splash spanish rice. So yummy!


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OH this one looks so yummy!Bow-tie Pasta and Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce

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My favorite~Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar Combine with ground cumin and chopped cilantro to marinate cooked prawns for a delicious appetizer.

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