Tangy Potatoes and Nakano Rice Vinegar Giveaway

Tangy Pan Fried Potatoes at The Happy Housewife

I love potatoes, baked, fried, boiled, diced, sliced, and mashed. They are one of my favorite foods. When I was given a Nakano rice vinegar cookbook I took one look at the tangy pan-fried potato recipe and knew I needed to try it and share it with you all. I changed it up a little, but I think you will love it!

Tangy Pan Fried Potatoes


  • 3 pounds peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 jalapenos chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons water


  1. Mix the peeled and diced potatoes with the onion, garlic, jalapenos, salt, and paprika.
  2. Fry on the stove with butter for 15 minutes. Stir frequently and don’t overload your pan. You might need two pans depending on how big of a pan you are using.
  3. After 15 minutes, add Nakano Rice Vinegar and water. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with paprika and serve. I added some chopped chicken to the potatoes when I added the rice vinegar and water because we were eating it as a meal and not a side.

Courses Side Dish


I loved the flavor the rice vinegar added to the potatoes. It was delicious and everyone who tried it loved this tangy dish. I don’t cook with vinegar very often, but I really loved the taste and think I’ll start using it in more of my recipes. Nakano Rice Vinegar is all natural, low calorie, non fat, gluten free and has no preservatives. I love that I have another gluten free product to use when my gluten free friends come over to eat.

I think using vinegar as a dressing on vegetables is a great way to get picky eaters to try something new as well. Even one of my non-potato loving kids tried these potatoes and liked them. You can find many other great Nakano vinegar recipes on their website as well as other healthy cooking tips.

The folks at Nakano would like for one of you to try their rice vinegar too. I have a Nakano prize package to giveaway which includes a $25 Visa gift card, one bottle of Nakano Seasoned Vinegar, and a Coupon booklet with $1 off coupon and recipe cards. To enter to win the prize package please do one or all of the following:

1.     Sign up for the NAKANO SPLASH Recipe Club to receive a free monthly e-newsletter featuring great recipes and tips.

2.     Visit the NAKANO website then come back and tell us your favorite Splash tip. (My favorite tip: use it in BBQ for a tangy taste!)

3.     Post a link to your favorite NAKANO recipe.

Leave a comment for each entry. Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

Disclaimer: I also received a bottle of Rice Vinegar and a gift card for my participation in this campaign. All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. April in CT says:

    My favorite tip (and one I have to try soon!) is stirring it into mayo or Dijon mustard for a sandwich spread.

  2. April in CT says:

    We eat a LOT of quesadillas so I can’t wait to try this recipe. http://mizkan.com/Recipes/?action=view&recipeID=370369213558

  3. I signed up for the news letter! I LOVE vinegar and would love to win this!

  4. I like the idea of putting it on red onions before roasting them! Can’t wait to try the potatoes!

  5. My favorite tip is to use it on avocado.

  6. I signed up for the news letter.

  7. I signed up to receive their emails.

  8. Recipe: Wine-Glazed Ham-http://mizkan.com/Recipes/?action=view&recipeID=392581420770

  9. Splash tip: Use NAKANO® Natural Rice Vinegar as an alternative to wine, cider or distilled vinegar in your favorite recipes for a tangy taste while being fat free, gluten free, sodium free, and calorie free.

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  11. Mary Jenkins says:

    Signed up for nakano newlsetter

  12. Mary Jenkins says:

    My favorite splash tip is to put balsamic blend vinegar on grillesd veggies!

  13. This sounds interesting “Ideal for marinating vegetables”

  14. My favorite Splash Tip is to use the Rice Vinegar on Avacados (which I love)! jgs0925(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. My favorite splash tip is to use it to glaze chicken.

  16. I would like to try this recipe for Tropical Roast Chicken: http://mizkan.com/Recipes/?action=view&recipeID=24703693225

  17. Rhonda GreenBarron says:

    Favorite tip: mix with mayo to make a sandwich spread. We use this vinegar often for bean/corn salads, splashed on mixed salad greens, and when we make cucumber/onion salad. Yum.

  18. Christina says:

    I love both the tip about putting some vinegar in the BBQ sauce and the Mayo for a sandwich spread. I normally use vinegar just in salads, but now I have some new ways to use it thanks to your review and give away!

  19. Christina says:

    I signed up for their newsletter.

  20. I have signed up for the newsletter. We use Nakano vinegar often.

  21. I will be trying the potato recipe.

  22. I will be using the tip to put on avacado

  23. Thank you for the recipe! Looks yummy! My favorite tip was to splash the basil and oregano vinegar on fresh tomatoes. Mmmmmm.

  24. Amanda Y. says:

    I love the splash tip to use it as a dressing

  25. I signed up for the recipe club!

  26. Cut a ripe avocado in half and remove pit. Pour seasoned rice vinegar into each half and eat with a spoon. Yummmmmm!!!!!

  27. My favorite tip is to brush it over grilled vegetables, which I love anyway. Yum!!

  28. We LOVE any kind of vinegar in our house! I use rice vinegar when making stir fry or slaw (my DH doesn’t like sweet/creamy slaw so I kick it up a notch with some kind of vinegar). Can’t wait to try the potatoes recipe!

  29. I loved the glazed chicken tip, would be really good I think!

  30. Italian Herb–“sprinkle over pasta”–YUMMY!

  31. Jessie C. says:

    I sign up for the NAKANO SPLASH Recipe Club

  32. Jessie C. says:

    This one sounds yummy- Use as a tangy base for tomato-based barbecue sauces.

  33. Jessie C. says:

    I like Thai Wide Noodles With Spinach, Beef, and Basil

  34. I already subscriber to their email newsletter.

  35. I love the tip just to splash it on fresh tomatoes. Delicious!

  36. I signed up for the NAKANO splash recipe e-mail subscriber

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy B.

  37. My favorite tip is to use the vinegar as dressing for three bean salad
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy B.

  38. My favorite recipe is for the black bean, corn and red pepper salsa,


    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy B.

  39. I signed up for the newsletter.

  40. My favorite is to use it on salads instead of dressing to save calories.

  41. The recipe that stood out for me was for Carrot and Leek soup with mint.

  42. I love the Balsamic Vinegar to splash over roasted veggies!

  43. I signed up for the monthly newsletter! Yummy!

  44. i signed up for the newsletter. we use vinegar alot in slaw. thanks for the giveaway !!

  45. lawna noe says:

    I will be making this recipe friday for my family. we will see how it turns out…:)

  46. meeyeehere says:

    already signed up for monthly newsletter

  47. meeyeehere says:

    my favorite tip is it makes a great addition to a tangy BBQ sauce!

  48. meeyeehere says: