Get the Skinny Comparison with NAKANO

Compare how some common foods can have More Flavor and Less Fat with NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegar.

The light taste of NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegars adds delicious tang and flavor to food without adding fat—and with far fewer calories than everyday condiments. NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegars can be splashed on many foods for a tasty flavor boost.

See where your imagination takes you!

Grilled Melon

Grilled Melon

Wash melon well. Cut small watermelon in half. If using cantaloupe or honeydew, cut melon in half and scoop out seeds… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Original

Wash melon well. Cut small watermelon in half. If using cantaloupe or honeydew, cut melon in half and scoop out seeds.

Cut into 1-inch thick slices -- large enough for appetizer servings but not too large to handle on the grill.

Brush both sides of melon liberally with NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar; let stand 10 minutes. Lightly sprinkle both sides with chili powder and salt. OR sprinkle lightly with salt only, then after melon is grilled, sprinkle with fresh mint.Heat grill to medium. If desired, rub grates with a little vegetable oil to prevent sticking. Cook melon slices 5-7 minutes, brushing with NAKANO; turn and grill another 4-5 minutes. Serve warm with knives and forks.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Original

0 fat, 20 calories
 
Fast & Yummy Pasta Side

Fast & Yummy Pasta Side

Noodles, rice and potatoes are often smeared with high-fat butter. But we have an alternative: versatile pasta side dishes with the zesty flavor… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Basil & Oregano

Noodles, rice and potatoes are often smeared with high-fat butter. But we have an alternative: versatile pasta side dishes with the zesty flavor of NAKANO and not a tad of butter.

Cook about 6 oz. small pasta in salted water as package directs. Drain but don't rinse; return pasta to hot pan. (Or heat leftover pasta in the microwave.) Add a handful of cherry tomato halves. Splash with NAKANO Basil and Oregano Seasoned Rice Vinegar and a shake of red pepper flakes. Cook (or microwave) until tomatoes are very soft.

* Use small shells, bowties, orecchiette, rotini or mini penne to make it fast.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Basil & Oregano

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp butter
11 g fat, 100 calories

1 Tbsp whipped butter
7 g fat, 70 calories

1 Tbsp light butter
5 g fat, 45-50 calories

Sautéed Onion Topper

Sautéed Onion Topper

No butter, no fat, but lots of flavor! Just splash, sprinkle and stir. That's all there is to making this delicious onion topping for burgers… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Red Pepper

No butter, no fat, but lots of flavor! Just splash, sprinkle and stir. That's all there is to making this delicious onion topping for burgers (meat or veggie); grilled chicken sandwiches; sautéed, baked or grilled fish, steak or chicken; and even hot-cooked veggies.

Place a thinly sliced large onion in a large non-stick fry pan. Splash with about 1/4 cup NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar (original, roasted garlic, or red pepper). Sprinkle with garlic powder or chili powder, and fresh-ground pepper or red pepper flakes. Stir over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until onion is soft and cooked, and rice vinegar has evaporated.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Red Pepper

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp butter
11 g fat, 100 calories

1 Tbsp whipped butter
7 g fat, 70 calories

1 Tbsp light butter
5 g fat, 45-50 calories

Skinny Mac Salad

Skinny Mac Salad

Macaroni salad without mayonnaise? Yes! Forget the mayo and splurge with the zesty flavor of NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar… More

Skinny Mac Salad

Macaroni salad without mayonnaise? Yes! Forget the mayo and splurge with the zesty flavor of NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar. Combine cooked elbow macaroni, sliced celery, diced red onion, whole kernel corn and diced cucumber. We like canned corn because it's more flavorful and juicy than frozen. Just before serving, splash generously with NAKANO and toss together. Other tidbits to add: sliced olives, diced ham, diced green or red bell pepper, capers.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Red Pepper

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp mayonnaise
10 g fat, 90 calories

1 Tbsp light mayonnaise
3.5 g fat, 35 calories

Naked Coleslaw

Naked Coleslaw

Traditional coleslaw does not have to have mayonnaise to be delicious. Splash shredded cabbage with NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Original

Traditional coleslaw does not have to have mayonnaise to be delicious. Splash shredded cabbage with NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar, any flavor. Toss in crunchy matchstick carrots, radishes and sliced green onion, and there you have it! A delicious fat-free coleslaw. For variety, add celery, parsley or cilantro, pineapple tidbits, sweet pickles, toasted celery seeds or sesame seeds.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Original

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp mayonnaise
10 g fat, 90 calories

1 Tbsp light mayonnaise
3.5 g fat, 35 calories

Easy Veggie Salad

Easy Veggie Salad

Use seasonal vegetables (asparagus is in season right now) or green beans or broccoli florets. Microwave veggies in a shallow serving bowl… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

Use seasonal vegetables (asparagus is in season right now) or green beans or broccoli florets. Microwave veggies in a shallow serving bowl with a tablespoon or two of water until tender-crisp. Immediately add ice and water to chill the veggies; drain well. Splash with NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar-roasted garlic or basil and oregano.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp bottled salad dressing
6 g fat, 59 calories

Ultra Simple Bean Salad

Ultra Simple Bean Salad

Open a can or two of beans (navy beans, kidneys, limas, garbanzos). Rinse beans and drain well. Splash generously with NAKANO seasoned… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

Open a can or two of beans (navy beans, kidneys, limas, garbanzos). Rinse beans and drain well. Splash generously with NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar, any flavor. For crunch and variety, add sliced celery, carrots, radishes, and chopped green onion.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp bottled salad dressing
6 g fat, 59 calories

Fries & Potatoes

Fries & Potatoes

Splash on NAKANO instead of sour cream dips for potato skins or potato wedges, french fries, garlic fries, or sweet potato fries… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

Splash on NAKANO instead of sour cream dips for potato skins or potato wedges, french fries, garlic fries, or sweet potato fries.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp sour cream
2.5g fat,26 calories

Tangy Sausage Bites

Tangy Sausage Bites

Splash NAKANO Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar on spicy sausage slices. Try cooked chorizo, andouille or linguica. Spear with toothpicks… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

Splash NAKANO Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar on spicy sausage slices. Try cooked chorizo, andouille or linguica. Spear with toothpicks and enjoy the tangy heat.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp sour cream
2.5g fat, 26 calories

Buffalo Wings, Potato Skins

Buffalo Wings, Potato Skins

They have plenty of fat without a creamy dip. Cut-back on the fat with a splash of tangy NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar for a delicious… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Red Pepper

They have plenty of fat without a creamy dip. Cut-back on the fat with a splash of tangy NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar for a delicious flavor boost!

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Red Pepper

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp Ranch dressing
7-8 g fat, 75-80 calories

Pita Pockets, Tortilla Rolls

Pita Pockets, Tortilla Rolls

Add your favorite filling [chicken, turkey, veggies and greens] and a splash of NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar for terrific tangy flavor… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

Add your favorite filling [chicken, turkey, veggies and greens] and a splash of NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar for terrific tangy flavor with no added fat.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp creamy dressing
7-9 g fat, 75-90 calories

1 Tbsp Thousand Island dressing
4-6 g fat, 45-60 calories

Hot Cooked Rice

Hot Cooked Rice

Hold the butter and instead try this non-fat, flavorful twist on everyday white or brown rice… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Original

Hold the butter and instead try this non-fat, flavorful twist on everyday white or brown rice.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Original

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp butter
11 g fat,100 calories

1 Tbsp whipped butter
7 g fat, 70 calories

1 Tbsp light butter
5 g fat, 45-50 calories

Asparagus, Broccoli etc.

Asparagus, Broccoli etc.

A splash of seasoned rice vinegar in place of a rich sauce lends a light, fresh flavor to cooked vegetables… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Basil & Oregano

A splash of seasoned rice vinegar in place of a rich sauce lends a light, fresh flavor to cooked vegetables.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Basil & Oregano

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp béarnaise sauce
6g fat,54 calories

1 Tbsp béchamel sauce
2.5 g fat,28 calories

1 Tbsp Hollandaise sauce
6 g fat,54 calories

Summer Salad

Summer Salad

Switch up your summer salad with just a Splash of NAKANO. Skip the bottled dressing and make your own; pick the flavor to match your mood… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Original

Switch up your summer salad with just a Splash of NAKANO. Skip the bottled dressing and make your own; pick the flavor to match your mood.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Original

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp creamy dressing
7-9 g fat, 75-90 calories

1 Tbsp Thousand Island dressing
4-6 g fat, 45-60 calories

Crab Cakes, Shrimp

Crab Cakes, Shrimp

Splash with zesty NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar instead of rich tartar sauce… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Red Pepper

Splash with zesty NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar instead of rich tartar sauce.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Red Pepper

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp tartar sauce
4-8 g fat, 40-75 calories

Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes

Use a splash of NAKANO. Try it, you'll like it… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Red Pepper

Use a splash of NAKANO. Try it, you'll like it.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Red Pepper

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp sour cream
2.5g fat,26 calories

1 Tbsp butter
11 g fat,100 calories

1 Tbsp whipped butter
7 g fat, 70 calories

1 Tbsp light butter
5 g fat, 45-50 calories

Steamed Greens

Steamed Greens

For cooked greens such as spinach, collards and turnip greens, NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar is a delicious flavor enhancer… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

For cooked greens such as spinach, collards and turnip greens, NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar is a delicious flavor enhancer that's not too tangy.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Roasted Garlic

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp butter
11 g fat,100 calories

1 Tbsp whipped butter
7 g fat, 70 calories

1 Tbsp light butter
5 g fat, 45-50 calories

Juicy Sliced Tomatoes

Juicy Sliced Tomatoes

NAKANO Balsamic Blend is light and mild - perfect for a simple salad… More

Nakano Balsamic Blend

NAKANO Balsamic Blend is light and mild - perfect for a simple salad.

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Balsamic Blend

0 fat, 15 calories

1 Tbsp bottled balsamic salad dressing
3.5g fat, 36 calories

Sandwiches, Subs, Wraps

Sandwiches, Subs, Wraps

NAKANO has lots of flavor and not a drop of fat. Splash it on!… More

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Original

NAKANO has lots of flavor and not a drop of fat. Splash it on!

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1 Tbsp
Nakano Seasoned Rice
Vinegar - Original

0 fat, 20 calories

1 Tbsp mayonnaise
10g fat, 90 calories

1 Tbsp light mayonnaise
4.5g fat, 40 calories