White Sumiso Sauce

White Sumiso Sauce


  • 1 Cup  medium-aged light brown miso (shiro miso)
  • 1/4 Cup  sake
  • 3 Tablespoons  mirin
  • 1/2 Cup  plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 Cup  rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons  grapefruit juice

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, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 17g 26%
  • Carbs 195g 65%
  • Saturated 3g 16%
  • Fiber 15g 60%
  • Sugars 133g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 33g 66%
  • Sodium 10,257mg 427%
  • Calcium 171mg 17%
  • Magnesium 144mg 36%
  • Potassium 686mg 20%
  • Iron 7mg 39%
  • Zinc 7mg 47%
  • Phosphorus 453mg 65%
  • Vitamin A 11µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 38%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 19%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 40%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 29%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 61µg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 81µg 101%
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