Pickled Red Onions

Very Easy
Makes about 2 cups
Vegetarian
Vegan
Ingredients: 

1 cup hot water

1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. superfine sugar

2 ½ tsp. kosher salt

1 cup rice vinegar

2 tsp. whole peppercorns

4-5 whole cloves

2 red onions, halved and thinly sliced

Instructions: 

Combine first 3 ingredients in a 1 qt. plastic food container with a screw-top lid; stir to thoroughly dissolve sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients except onions; stir together. Add onions to the container; cover and chill in the refrigerator until cold. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.