Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar – so versatile!



I have used Nakano Rice Vinegar for years. I primarily use it when I am making teriyaki sauce or sometimes in salads. I did not know until recently, however, that they had more flavors than just the regular rice vinegar. Boy have I been missing out!

nakano rice vinegar

There is a whole line of flavored Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar, and I received an assortment of these (oh happy day!). How did I not know this?

There are some tasty recipes on the Nakano website, and I just had to try one. I chose the Apple Ginger Marinade, as this just sounded heavenly. It called for the Roasted Garlic seasoned vinegar. I wanted to marinade chicken and bake it, and I had most of the ingredients on hand. I simply mixed the ingredients in a large bowl (I love that this recipe makes approx. 1 1/2 cups of marinade!):


I washed and dried chicken


and poured the marinade over the chicken:

apple juice marinade

Can I just say “yum!”? Oh my – this was so good.


The Nakano Roasted Garlic Seasoned Vinegar added just the right amount of oomph to the chicken, and I think it also helped to cut down on the sweetness of the apple juice. It had a light but rich flavor and when cooked, the chicken had a nice glaze on it. I will definitely be adding this recipe to my collection!  This would be amazing grilled as well.

We have also been enjoying different Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar flavors on a variety of items.  It was fun to mix things up a bit when making my own teriyaki marinade.  I salads, and I like to add a dash into many other things I cook as well.  The Italian Herb is fantastic on salads!  I love that the Nakano vinegars are light and don’t have the calories that many traditional salad dressings have.  I mean, salads are supposed to be healthy, right?  I sampled all of the flavors and it is really hard to pick a favorite.  I really, really loved the Roasted Garlic, but the Basil & Oregano is a close second (also really good on salads).

Nakano Seasoned Vinegars has something really fun going on – the 60-day Splash it On, Step it Up Challenge!

nakano promotions

When you visit and like the Nakano Facebook page, you can learn about healthy eating and fitness tips, and there is even a step tracker that wraps around a globe that will show you the number of steps walked thus far. How fun is that? Oh, and there are also prizes, which include:

First prize of a one-year free gym membership. If over 1 million steps are reached over the course of the 60 days, a second 1st prize will be awarded.
Second prize winner receives six personal training sessions.
Third prize winner will receive a Nakano workout bag.

The Nakano Splash for Cash promotion is pretty fun too – the Splash Recipe Club includes recipes and blog features AND each month a Splash subscriber has the chance to win $150.

I hope you’ll go out and try all of the wonderful Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar flavors – I think you’ll be surprised how many ways you can use them, and on so many different foods!

In addition to liking on Nakano on Facebook, make sure you follow @NakanoSplash on Twitter too!

*I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nakano and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.


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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. sheri grennille on

    on of my favorite summer “salads” is some chopped cucumber and nakano rice vinegar. love it when it’s hot outside!

  2. Wanda McHenry on

    I’ve never tried Rice Vinegar and have always been curious about it. The Apple Ginger Marinade sounds like a fresh new idea for chicken and I am always looking for new ways with that bird, by gosh! Does the Rice Vinegar smell and taste like white vinegar?

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