mir·​in | \ ˈmir-in How to pronounce mirin (audio) \

Definition of mirin

: a sweet Japanese cooking wine made from fermented rice

Examples of mirin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Increase heat to medium; add mirin to deglaze pot, stirring to incorporate. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "Selena Gomez Dishes on Her Favorite 'Comfort Foods' and Learning to Cook in Quarantine," 27 Aug. 2020 Alternatively, substitute 1/4 cup vermouth or sake and 2 teaspoons sugar for every 1/4 cup mirin. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Head to the grill for these beef skewers," 19 Aug. 2020 Just marinate peeled, 6-minute eggs in a combo of water, soy sauce and mirin. Dallas News, "Potato salad celebration: 4 recipes for your next socially-distanced picnic," 17 June 2020 Our sushi burritos at The Camp are white sushi rice seasoned with rice vinegar and mirin ( a rice wine condiment), wrapped in roasted seaweed. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Sushi burritos are now a thing in Huntsville," 11 June 2020 In a medium bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and 2 tsp sesame seeds to combine. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Beef and Asparagus Negimaki," 10 Apr. 2020 Add the rice wine vinegar or mirin, and deglaze the pot. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Make Ramen with Venison Shank Meat," 20 Feb. 2020 Lightly salt sliced bamboo shoots and marinate in mirin for 15 minutes. Eric Velasco, al, "Go meatless with these easy weeknight recipes," 24 Jan. 2020 In a nod to tradition, the couple usually anchor the table with a handsome turkey, circumventing its bland reputation by basting it with soy sauce and mirin. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, "Asian American chefs in the Bay Area make Thanksgiving their own," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of mirin

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Mirin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirin. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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