How to Make Vinegar from Rice Washings (Hugas-Bigas)


  • White sugar
  • Yeast
  • Rice wash


  1. Strain the second rice washing in a clean cloth.
  2. For every cup of rice water, put 3/4 cup white sugar. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Cook this in a double boiler for 20 minutes. Cool.
  4. Transfer in a gallon or jar.
  5. Add 1/4 teaspoon yeast for every 4 cups rice water.
  6. Allow to ferment in 4-7 days or until bubbles disappear.
  7. Age the vinegar in a jar or demijohn. Set it aside for a month or until the desired acidity is attained.
  8. Filter and boil in a double boiler before bottling.
  9. If a clear vinegar is desired, put 2 beaten eggwhites for every 40 cups vinegar and filter.




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