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 When all the Spam is seared, add the soy sauce, sugar and mirin to the pan and stir to combine. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 Add the hoisin sauce and mirin and bring to a simmer. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2021 This Japanese seasoning normally calls for only sake, soy sauce and mirin, but the addition of brown sugar in this version gives it gloss and a syrupy texture ideal for drizzling over ingredients that have been cooked already. New York Times, 6 July 2021 Some items are from leading brands, like soy sauce and mirin from Kikkoman. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 Increase heat to medium; add mirin to deglaze pot, stirring to incorporate. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, 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, 19 Aug. 2020 Just marinate peeled, 6-minute eggs in a combo of water, soy sauce and mirin. Dallas News, 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, 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of mirin

1874, in the meaning defined above

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20 Dec 2021

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“Mirin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirin. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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