White Sumiso Sauce

White Sumiso Sauce
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

White Sumiso Sauce is a traditional sauce made from young, pale white miso or medium-aged light brown miso, sugar, and vinegar. It has a thick texture and a pleasant soybean flavor with delicious, sweet, sour, and salty characteristics... I use [this sauce] in traditional and modern Japanese preparations and also employ it as a new flavoring element in many popular American recipes, such as salad dressings, marinades, and rubs.

Freezing will not change the texture of the sauce, and prepared sauce can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. When needed, take it out of the freezer, quickly scoop and transfer the necessary portion to a small bowl, and return the container to the freezer to preserve the quality.

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Place the miso, sake, mirin, and sugar in a medium-sized pot and stir until smooth. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Add the rice vinegar and the juices and cook until the miso sauce is no longer watery, about 8 minutes.

Transfer the sauce to a clean, freezer-proof container. Cover the container with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories per serving:

48 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 1g 2%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 3%
  • Sodium 427mg 18%
  • Calcium 7mg 1%
  • Magnesium 6mg 2%
  • Potassium 29mg 1%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 19mg 3%
  • Vitamin A 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 1%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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