Originally Posted by Kayelle
Rice Vinegar is Rice Wine Vinegar. Rice wine has not turned to vinegar. Rice wine vinegar is generally less acidic or milder, and sweeter than any of the other vinegars. There really is no good substitute for it. In my opinion, apple cider vinegar would be the least likely substitute. The best choice for a sub would be a diluted plain white vinegar. Personally I wouldn't make the recipe without Rice Vinegar.
When I was shopping in the Asian market, things are labeled so differently and being my first time there, following a recipe, I wasn't sure I was getting the correct ingredient. I bought rice vinegar figuring the vinegar was what was important. Glad I guessed right!