Clear liquid being poured into a small cup from a white bottle
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Rice Wine Recipe (Oven)

Rice wine is a clear wine with a strong taste. It can be enjoyed by itself or used for cooking Asian dishes. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 d
Fermentation Time3 d
Total Time3 d 15 mins
Course: Alcoholic drink
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Rice Wine
Appliance: oven, Strainer
Servings: 1 Bottle


  • 2 cups sticky rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 yeast ball (known as jiuqu)


  • Rinse the rice with water and then cook in the water.
  • Spread the cooked rice to cool on a baking sheet.
  • Crumble the yeast ball and sprinkle on the warm rice.
  • Add the rice and yeast to an airtight container and place in the oven on low (100-110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • After 2-3 days, the wine will begin to gather at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Allow fermentation to continue for another 2-3 days, then strain out the wine and store for use.
  • You can let the rice ferment for a month. The liquid will get clearer and less clouded with time.