Red yeast rice paste (紅糟) is a kind of marinade sauce used in southern east of China. It is made with red yeast rice, sticky rice, and cooking wine. The paste is very fragrant, with a pleasent sweet, salty and wine smell. It is wildly used for marinating meat, fish and etc to give the food a unique taste. The paste has a bright red color, which totally comes naturally from the red yeast. People who like me hate food coloring, shouldn't worry about anything about this bright color, it is safe, the gift from our mother nature. I used red yeast rice, miso paste, and sticky rice with a portion of 1:4:8. The red yeast rice was soaked in rice wine over night. Meanwhile, the sticky rice was soaked in water over night too. Then the 2nd day, cooked the sticky rice and let it cool down. Mix the soaked red yeast rice and miso, stir it untill well combined. Then cover the mixture and let it ferment for 3 days.