Many uses for white vinegar
We knew vinegar had many uses, but the tips we recently found on the Vinegar Institute’s Web site sent us running to buy a larger bottle of white distilled vinegar:
•For fluffy egg whites, soak a paper towel with 1 to 2 tablespoons of WDV. Wipe the mixing bowl and beaters or whisk with the vinegar-soaked paper towel, then dry with a cloth or paper towel prior to whipping egg whites.
•For fluffier rice, add a teaspoon of WDV to the boiling water before adding the rice. The rice will be easier to spoon and less sticky.
•When poaching fish, soak it beforehand in a vinegar-and-water solution (no more than 20 minutes). The fish will be sweeter, more tender and hold its shape better. You can also add a tablespoon of WDV to the fish-poaching water, which will help keep the fish tender yet firm.