Brine & Vegetables:
1 cup rice vinegar
1 cup water
1/3 cup white wine vinegar (6% acidity, if possible)
3 T. sugar or other sweetener (honey, maple syrup)
2 t. Koser salt
1 – 1 ½ lbs. vegetables, cut into uniform pieces

Optional flavorings:
Red pepper flakes
Mustard seeds
Fennel seeds
Garlic cloves
Coriander seeds

Place veggies in a non-reactive bowl or jar (i.e. glass) and set aside.

Place all brine ingredients (rice vinegar through salt) in a nonreactive saucepan. Add any additional flavorings, if desired. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Pour over vegetables in bowl/jar, submerging them with the brine. Let cool to room temperature.

Cover and refrigerate overnight. Veggies will keep at least 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Recipe from Cook’s Illustrated

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