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Rice Wine Recipe - How To Make Homemade Rice Wine

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Rice wine recipe, homemade rice wine for Christmas.  Making wine at home brings in a festive mood, though I do make wine at home often I have not posted other than the pineapple peel wine.  Rice wine is easy to make and even a novice cook can make this easy homemade wine.

Rice wine was the first wine I attempted to make after our marriage and it was so perfect that I was so happy with the result.  You do not need any fancy expensive rice for this wine; just simple plain white rice is needed.

The other main ingredient is the black raisin with seeds (the one in the picture). I do not know why, but this wine can only be made with black raisins, not the lighter colored seedless one.

I usually use a ceramic jar or bharani to make wine, you just have to mix all the ingredients in the "bharani", so easy!

homemade rice wine

You will get about 4 bottles of wine, enjoy!

Rice Wine Recipe - How To Homemade Make Rice Wine

PREP TIME: 1 mins    |  COOK TIME: 1 mins    |  AUTHOR::
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  • White rice: 3/4 cup
  • Sugar: 1 1/4 kg
  • Instant yeast: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon: Juice of 4 lemon
  • Black raisin with seeds: 3/4 cup
  • Water: 4, 740 ml bottle


  1. Into a clean sun dried ceramin jar "bharani" add in all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Keep the lid tighly closed (I wrap tightly with a cloth).
  3. For the next 18 days, open the jar and mix with a wooden spoon morning and evening.
  4. On the 19th day strain to another cleaned jar or clean and dry the same jar and pour into it and keep for another 7 days.
  5. Strain and pour into bottles and keep for another week and then you can start using wine.
  6. This wine is a bit strong and you can have homemade wine in a months time.


  • I used 200 ml measuring cup.
  • Do not use basmati rice or any flavored rice, just plain ordinary white rice is perfect.
  • The more you keep the wine, the more strong it becomes as it matures.

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  1. This sure brings back some memories. I dad made rice wine one year. I was too young to drink it but I remember how proud he was of his results. Thanks for this recipe. I'm going to have to make it and have a toast to my dad. Happy Holiday to you and yours!!

  2. Its a lovely recipe you have shared. But is that black seed available in India's market.

    1. Hi Anusia, these are not black seeds, these are black raisins which is available in supermarkets and bakeries. I live in Kozhikode, Kerala and here it is available at Reliance supermarkets and local bakeries.....hope this helps.

  3. is this the same as chinese rice wine used in recipes? thanks.

  4. wow. this looks amazing, i will make it too. thanks, Nisa. Merry Christmas

  5. wow. this looks amazing, i will make it too. thanks, Nisa. Merry Christmas

  6. Book marking this recipe chechi for next year.can u pls let me know 3/4 cup wil meaure how much in ml

  7. compliments of the season to you. Great recipes, Did try a lot of them,came out well..Thank You.
    Want to try out the rice wine, do tell me if the rice needs to be washed, Thanks

  8. It's cooked rice or raw??

  9. Hi..the recepie looks great.. Jz wanted to ask if yeast is one and a half teaspoon or jz half teaspoon?

  10. Hi nisa.
    I jus made tis wine sterday I saved tis recipe the day u posted it. But now 2day after reading these comments I realised tat I dint wash the rice. I just patted it clean and sundried for awhile and used it. Is it goin to make much difference or should i discard the whole batch. For ur info I'm a wine lover but I havnt tasted rice wine yet. And a novice cook in wine making..


    1. I really do not know whether it will make a diff :(


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