Kikkoman enters the gluten-free market with a new gluten-free soy sauce joining La Choy & San-J on the shelves. Previously, Kikkoman’s soy sauce contained wheat, making it off limits for those on the gluten-free diet. The new product contains only water, soybeans, rice & salt. More about the new product:
Kikkoman Gluten-Free Soy Sauce is a premium Tamari-style soy sauce with the same rich, savory taste and flavor you’ve come to expect from Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Naturally brewed with four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, rice and salt, Kikkoman Gluten-Free Soy Sauce meets the FDA’s mandatory guidelines for a gluten-free declaration.
This mild, preservative-free soy sauce is made from rice instead of wheat. Using Kikkoman’s age-old brewing process to preserve and enhance the unique flavors, Gluten-Free Soy Sauce delivers the quality you’ve come to expect from the Kikkoman family of products.
Kikkoman is headquartered in San Francisco and has been around since 1957. The HQ has expanded to 7 regional sales offices across the US and one in Canada. There are 10 distribution centers and 2 plants to ensure freshness & availability of the product.
Soy sauce can be used to add flavor to a multitude of dishes, not only in Asian-style meals. Salad dressings & marinades often use soy sauce as an ingredient. Here is a dish I made earlier this year using soy sauce:
I sauteed carrots & kale in a touch of olive oil and soy sauce and then added in black beans once they vegetables were softened. I served on a bed of gluten-free pasta and topped with goat cheese for a satisfying meal.
Want an awesome dish to warm you up on a cold day? Try this one out. I love to serve it over spaghetti squash! If you want to make it vegan, leave out the honey & use agave nectar instead.
Honey Baked Lentils
1 cup lentils
2 cups water
2 TBSP honey
2 TBSP gluten-free soy sauce
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 clove garlic
1 small onion
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all liquid ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Add rinsed lentils and bake, covered, for an hour and a half or until tender. You can also saute and throw in veggies, or sub in a bit of rice for some of the lentils.