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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 Jamie Yonash August 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

Just splash it on fresh veggies for a little tangy kick!

2 Jamie Yonash August 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

I subscribe by email!

3 Margaret August 26, 2010 at 9:30 am

Nakano is great for sushi rice! You should try it.

4 Andrea August 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

you can splash it on veggies, like a vinegarette dressing!

5 Andrea August 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

joined nakano on FB

6 Margaret August 26, 2010 at 9:52 am

I am an RSS subscriber.

7 Lina August 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

You can stir the Basil & Oregano one into creamy sauces!

8 Lina August 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

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9 Sonya August 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

Great for salads!

10 Sonya August 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

Email subscriber!

11 Lori Z. August 26, 2010 at 10:04 am

I'll have to try it as sushi rice sometine!

12 Lori Z. August 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

I'm a forum member

13 Lori Z. August 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

I subscribe via email

14 Summer August 26, 2010 at 10:34 am

splash it on fresh veggies! I want to try that.

15 Summer August 26, 2010 at 10:35 am

I'm a forums member

16 Summer August 26, 2010 at 10:35 am

I'm an RSS subscriber

17 Jennifer August 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

I put it on my veggies!

18 Jennifer August 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

I subscribe via e-mail!

19 deb August 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

You stole my thunder....we use it for sweet and sour cukes.....yummmy

20 Liz August 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

Splash on grilled chicken or baked potatoes.

21 Liz August 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

I subscribe via email.

22 KendraLyn August 26, 2010 at 10:56 am

Teriyaki Chicken, made in a wok!

23 KendraLyn August 26, 2010 at 10:56 am

I'm an email subscriber

24 norma August 26, 2010 at 11:06 am

splash on chicken and veggies!

25 norma August 26, 2010 at 11:06 am

i am a subscriber via email

26 sara s August 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

I like that you can use the seasoned vinegar for added flavor without adding fat.

27 Carolyn August 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

We splash it in our tuna or chicken salad, adds great flavor!

28 jen August 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

Splash on chicken and veggies ... delicious!

29 jen August 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

I'm a member of the forums.

30 jen August 26, 2010 at 11:33 am

I subscribe via RSS feed.

31 sara s August 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

I'm a subscriber.

32 sara s August 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

I'm a forum member.

33 alh1203 August 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

love it on rice and stir fry

34 alh1203 August 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

facebook fan of nakano

35 alh1203 August 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

DSM forum follower alh1203

36 alh1203 August 26, 2010 at 11:57 am

email subscriber

37 Ashlee August 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Joined on FB

38 Ashlee August 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I use it in a dressing for Asian Chicken Salad! Yummmmm!

39 ahande August 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Haven't tried it yet. So can't say.

40 ahande August 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Subscribe to the feed by email

41 ahande August 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Member of the forums

42 Summer August 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm

My husband loves the garlic infused vinegar. He loves it on meat!

43 sherry August 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I like it in a salad vinegarette.

44 gina August 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Brush over thick-sliced red onions and drizzle with olive oil;

45 sofia August 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

46 gina August 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I am a forum member

47 gina August 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I am already an email subscriber

48 Amanda Y. August 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Use the red pepper vinegar on grilled meat or fish! Will have to try that, and this recipe!

49 Jennifer Nick August 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I use it to make a great vinaigrette! Thanks!

50 Jennifer Nick August 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I'm also an email subscriber. Thanks!

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