Pickled Red Onions

Very Easy
Makes about 2 cups
  • 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

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.