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Win-It Wednesday: Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Prize Pack (3 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 25, 2010 · 322 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting 24-hour giveaways at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET to give you plenty of chances to win!

Nakano recently sent our family a bottle of their Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar so we could give it a try. I've been debating about exactly how I wanted to use it, and then today I stumbled upon this recipe which inspired me to create this recipe for Tangy Sesame Cucumber Salad. With just five ingredients, it's simple, easy and delicious!

Toss your sesame seeds in a pan and toast them over medium heat. No oil needed -- the natural oils already in the seeds are plenty. Watch them carefully because just want some light color. It shouldn't take more than about five minutes and will likely take less.

Slice up two cucumbers very thin.

Whisk together the oil, Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar, and the soy sauce to make a vinaigrette.

Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top of the cucumbers and toss with the vinaigrette -- that's it!

The end result is light and refreshing with just a bit of tang, and the nuttiness of the sesame seeds is the perfect accompaniment. I'm really excited to try seasoned vinegar in some other recipes now.

Tangy Sesame Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

2 large cucumbers sliced
1 T. toasted sesame seeds (freshly toasted is best!)

6 T. Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar
4 T. canola oil
1 T. soy sauce

Directions:

1. Toast the sesame seeds over medium heat.
2. Whisk together rice vinegar, oil, and soy sauce.
3. Toss cucumbers with toasted sesame seeds and vinaigrette.
4. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes for flavors to meld.

Makes 6 servings.

Three lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Prize Pack that includes the following?

  • $25 Visa Giftcard
  • Bottle of Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • Nakano Recipe/Coupon Booklet

To enter, visit the Nakano website then come back and tell us what your favorite Splash tip is.

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me what your favorite Nakano Splash tip is.

2. Join the Nakano community on Facebook. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Join the Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(3) Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Prize Packs, as described above

This giveaway ends at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, 8/26 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

Nakano provided me with a Visa gift card and a free bottle of seasoned vinegar for participating in this campaign.

{ 322 comments }

1 Leslie August 25, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Just signed up for the email :)

2 Sherry August 25, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Great on salads.

3 Lauren August 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Basil an dOregano splashed on a cold pasta salad... mmm... that sounds great to me!

4 Lauren August 26, 2010 at 12:07 am

I'm email subscribed.

5 buffalo August 26, 2010 at 12:11 am

add to potatoes(mashed,potato salad,etc)

6 Melanie August 26, 2010 at 12:14 am

adding it to marinades for a touch of spice

7 Kim W. August 26, 2010 at 12:15 am

I liked the idea of using the original on a ripe avocado.

8 Melanie August 26, 2010 at 12:15 am

I am part of the DSM forums

9 Kim W. August 26, 2010 at 12:15 am

I subscribe to your emails.

10 Melanie August 26, 2010 at 12:15 am

I subsribe via RSS

11 Sotheary August 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

I like the idea of splashing it on fresho tomato slices..yum.

12 Sotheary August 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

I am following Nakano on FB (Teddy Situ).

13 Melinda Daniels August 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

I like to add it as "a flavorful kick to meat or seafood marinades"

14 Sotheary August 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

I am a member of DSM forum.

15 Sotheary August 26, 2010 at 12:24 am

I am a DSM email subscriber.

16 Judy August 26, 2010 at 12:26 am

I think it would make all of my favorite veggies taste just a little bit better....cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, avocados!

17 Tawna August 26, 2010 at 12:59 am

LIke to add them to fresh tomatoes from the garden or on meat!

18 Tawna August 26, 2010 at 12:59 am

I am an email subscriber.

19 Mami W August 26, 2010 at 1:02 am

I do like to make my veggies/salad taste a bit "better" with a splash of this vinegar.....

20 Amy B August 26, 2010 at 1:04 am

I love it cooked with red pepper flakes, soy sauce and sugar for a yummy sauce/dip!

21 Amy B August 26, 2010 at 1:04 am

I subscribe via RSS

22 M J Knudsen August 26, 2010 at 1:31 am

I've joined Nakano on face book. .

23 M J Knudsen August 26, 2010 at 1:33 am

I just confirmed my email subscription today.

24 M J Knudsen August 26, 2010 at 1:37 am

I have used Nakano for a couple of years. I use it on cut up cucumbers and tomatoes

25 Shelley August 26, 2010 at 2:49 am

Stir into mayonnaise and dijon mustard for a sandwich spread.......Yummm!

26 Anita A. August 26, 2010 at 4:35 am

Splashing the seasoned rice vinegar on tomato slices sounds yummy.

27 Anita A. August 26, 2010 at 4:36 am

I follow Nakano on facebook.

28 Anita A. August 26, 2010 at 4:37 am

I'm a forum member.

29 Anita A. August 26, 2010 at 4:37 am

I'm an email subscriber.

30 Mary C August 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

Favorite tip - for the balsamic, 'perfect for glazing chicken.'

31 Mary C August 26, 2010 at 6:23 am

I have joined the Deal Seeking Mom Forums.

32 Mary C August 26, 2010 at 6:23 am

I am an e-mail subscriber.

33 jade1977 August 26, 2010 at 6:30 am

Basil & Oregano splashed on a salad sounds so refreshing!

34 jade1977 August 26, 2010 at 6:30 am

I've liked Nakano on facebook

35 jade1977 August 26, 2010 at 6:31 am

I've joined dealseekingmom fourms

36 jade1977 August 26, 2010 at 6:31 am

I'm already an rss subscriber

37 MrsK August 26, 2010 at 7:26 am

Splash it on your Veggies to add a little something.

38 MrsK August 26, 2010 at 7:27 am

I "like" Nakano on Facebook

39 catherine s August 26, 2010 at 7:41 am

This looks great: •Stir into mayonnaise and Dijon mustard for a lively sandwich spread.

40 Jessie August 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

I belong to the forums.

41 Jessie August 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

I like the idea of a marinade

42 Sarah R August 26, 2010 at 8:19 am

My favorite splash tip is putting it on a salad-yum!

43 Pat August 26, 2010 at 8:37 am

A tasty alternative in recipes calling for wine, cider, or distilled vinegar.

44 Kim Hodges August 26, 2010 at 8:57 am

I'd like to use it to spice up veggies- the cukes & tomatoes sound great!

45 Amanda Dean August 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

I like how you can add it to marinades for extra flavor

46 Karen August 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

subscribed via email RSS.

47 Erin August 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

Email Subscriber.

48 Karen August 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

DSM forum.

49 Sharon August 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

Natural Rice Vinegar tip "For a simple salad, mix with a little brown sugar and dill weed. Drizzle over fresh baby carrots and season to taste with salt." That actually sounds pretty good.

50 Sharon August 26, 2010 at 9:18 am

I receive your rss via e-mail.

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