Where to Find Rice Wine in the Grocery Store (Check These Aisles…)

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Trying to figure out where the rice wine is located in the grocery store?

A shot glass of rice wine on a wooden table.

Which Grocery Store Aisle Is Rice Wine In?

Depending on which state you live in, the types of rice wine you can buy (and where) may vary.

Check for cooking rice wines like Japanese mirin or Chinese Shaoxing wine around the oils and vinegars. If you don't see them there, 

If it's a rice wine to enjoy by the glass (like sake) that you're looking for, try the wine section of the store.

Not finding rice wine anywhere? 

What Stores Sell Rice Wine?

  • Amazon Check Amazon for various types, including Shaoxing wine mirin
  • Walmart rice wine If you're looking for a specific type of rice wine or brand, check the store locator online.
  • Whole Foods
  • Safeway
  • Trader Joe's
  • Kroger
  • Publix
  • Asian Markets
  • Liquor Stores

Great Ways to Use Rice Wine

Use It in Stir-Fries

Shaoxing wine is commonly added to stir-fries to build a more complex flavor. If you don't have Shaoxing wine, you can substitute any drier rice wine or sake, though these will add slightly different (but delicious) flavors to your dish.

Season Greens with It

A dash of rice wine can elevate the flavor of sauteed kale, spinach and mustard greens. When you're cooking bitter greens in particular, rice wine will help to soften the pungency and give them that special restaurant quality.

Add It to Vegan Risotto

Try adding a splash of mirin to any vegan risotto recipe. It will blend beautifully with roasted vegetables, fresh herbs and deep, savory flavors. No mirin in the cabinet? That's OK—sake or any sweeter white wine will work.

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