This quick 3-ingredient homemade mirin works perfectly as a substitute for teriyaki and other recipes calling for mirin. All you need is sake, sugar and water to make it.
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Homemade Mirin

This quick 3-ingredient homemade mirin works perfectly as a substitute for teriyaki and other recipes calling for mirin. All you need is sake, sugar and water to make it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 36kcal
Author: TipBuzz

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup sake wine

Instructions

  • Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, and allow to boil gently for 2-3 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  • Dribble in the sake slowly until you reach the desired level of sweetness.
  • Stir to mix and set aside to cool completely. Store in a mason jar in the fridge.

Notes

If you're unable to find sake, you can use a dry white wine such as vermouth.

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 4g