Rice Wine Substitutes

Substitute for Rice Wine. Need a rice wine substitute? Included here are many possible substitutions for rice wine or Mirin. Many wine substitutes are listed in our table. Making an Asian dish and need a rice wine substitute? You've come to the right page.

Rice wine, or Mirin in Japan, is a sweet wine made from rice. Use this table to find a proper substitute for rice wine that will work in your recipe. If rice wine is called for in your recipe and you don't have any on hand, you should be able to find a suitable substitute for rice wine in the table below.

Rice Wine Substitutes

Amount Substitute
Rice Wine substitute 1/4 Cup 1/4 Cup Pale Dry Sherry (best option)
*OR* 1/4 Cup dry White Wine
*OR* 1/4 Cup Gin
*OR* 1/4 Cup White Grape Juice
*OR* 1/4 Cup Apple Juice

Please note that a substitute may alter the final outcome of your recipe in either taste, texture, moisture or smell. But, the difference should be minor if you follow the above table of rice wine substitutes.

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A note regarding Substitutions...

Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.