Rick and Morty's Szechuan Sauce has taken the internet by storm, with many people petitioning to bring back the limited edition product. The sauce was introduced in 1998 as a promotion for Disney’s Mulan, which came out that year. However, it was later discontinued so that only people who can travel to Dimension C-1998M can taste the sauce. 

This sauce has become such a sensation that McDonald’s even delivered a 64oz jug of it to the series co-creator, Justin Roiland. They had three more jugs, but have not made it available in stores. For now, there are many copycat recipes online for those looking to re-create the flavor. I decided to try making one of these recipes to see what the hype was about. The recipe below is courtesy of Reddit user Xeropoint.

Rick and Morty's Szechuan Sauce

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:8 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ TBS soy sauce or to taste
  • 2 TBS plum sake
  • 3 ½ TBS Sriracha
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Minced or ground ginger to taste
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  • Step 1

    Mince garlic and heat on skillet over medium heat. Cook until fragrant.

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  • Step 2

    Add balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and plum sake. Stir to combine.

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  • Step 3

    Reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add Sriracha and brown sugar and mix until smooth.

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  • Step 4

    Add red pepper flakes and minced ginger to taste. Heat until thickened.

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  • Step 5

    Remove from heat and enjoy.

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The sauce came out dark and thick, and had a tangy flavor. It was sweet and had a hint of plum in it too. However, there was a strong hint of Sriracha that slightly overpowered the rest of the flavors. I recommend reducing the amount, especially for those that can’t handle heat.

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Overall the sauce was delicious and well worth the hype. It’s versatile too, and would work well as a spread on toast, as a marinade, or served the classic way with chicken (or chick’n) nuggets and strips. Either way, Rick and Morty’s Szechuan sauce is squanchin’ good!

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