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Old 06-28-2014, 08:54 AM   #21
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I like Swedish cucumber salad:

Thinly sliced cucumbers, onion, fresh dill, S&P, 3:1 water to vinegar, sugar. The amount of sugar depends on how many cukes and onions are in the bowl. usually I take 2/3 c water, 1/3 c vinegar and about 1/4 c sugar --shake that up in a mason jar with the dill and S&P (this is for a bowl with about 3-4 cukes and 1 medium onion). Taste. Too sweet, add more vinegar, too tart, add more sugar. Let this marinade, covered, in the fridge for at least 4 hours, serve at room temperature.

For recipes using cucumber + sour cream, instead of using sour cream, I usually will drain whole yogurt to get rid of as much whey as possible (save for bread making or kimchee), and use 7/8 c yogurt "cheese" for each cup of sour cream. Otherwise, if you prefer, you can use Greek yogurt.

Indian cucumber raita with mint is another option.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...r-Raita-104741

You can serve with chicken kabobs, chicken or turkey burgers, lamb, just about anything grilled or if you are making Indian mains.

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Old 06-28-2014, 11:03 AM   #22
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Really interested in this thread---- I love cucumbers!
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:19 PM   #23
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Whats the difference between rice wine vinegar and rice vinegar?

I only have rice vinegar. Is it just as good?
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:32 PM   #24
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Whats the difference between rice wine vinegar and rice vinegar?

I only have rice vinegar. Is it just as good?
"Rice Wine or Rice Vinegar?

Before going any further, let's clear up the difference between rice wine and rice vinegar. Enjoyed by the Chinese for over 4,000 years, rice wine is made by a fermentation process involving yeast that transforms the sugars from glutinous rice into alcohol. When making rice vinegar the fermentation process goes one step further, adding bacteria to turn the alcohol into an acid. It's easy enough to confuse the two since they often sit side by side at the grocery store. The fact that rice vinegar is also called "rice wine vinegar" doesn't help matters."

All About Chinese Rice Vinegar
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:33 PM   #25
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This was what I found: Rice vinegar vs. rice wine vinegar
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:37 PM   #26
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Whats the difference between rice wine vinegar and rice vinegar?

I only have rice vinegar. Is it just as good?
Not really. I made that mistake and the results were awful.
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Wasabi mayo cucumber cups.
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Not really. I made that mistake and the results were awful.
What did you make with it?

I use rice vinegar. I just checked to make sure and realized I'm almost out! I may head out to the Asian grocery store tomorrow. This is the brand I have:
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Love these! Thanks!
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I also have rice wine, aka shao hsing or shao xing. I think this is the brand, but it's hard to tell. The label looks pretty much the same, but most of the writing is in Chinese. 17.5% alcohol!
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