Rice vinegar is a type of vinegar made from fermented rice. It is a staple ingredient in many Asian cuisines, particularly Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Rice vinegar has a mild and slightly sweet flavor, with a tangy and acidic taste. It is commonly used in salad dressings, marinades, pickles, and sushi rice. Rice vinegar is known for its ability to enhance flavors and balance out the richness of dishes. It is also used as a condiment, drizzled over stir-fries or added to dipping sauces.