By Marge Perry
Updated July 30, 2012

"What is seasoned rice vinegar and how is it different from plain rice vinegar?"

Seasoned rice vinegar is lightly sweetened (with sugar, corn syrup, or a combination of sweeteners) and diluted to a lower acidity level with the addition of water. This recipe for Sweet-and-Sour Veggie Pickles is a great way to showcase seasoned rice vinegar.

Plain rice vinegar is brewed from rice. This recipe for Sushi-Rice Salad is a good example of using plain rice vinegar to add flavor to a rice dish.

For more information about using vinegar in recipes, see 7 Ways to Cook with Vinegar.