This is a basic pickling liquid. It’s a 3:2:1:0.3 ratio so it’s easily scalable. 3 parts vinegar, 2 parts water, 1 part granulated sugar, and 0.3 parts kosher salt. The 0.3 may be confusing… but it’s just 10% of the vinegar. I hope you’re not totally confused…
Oh, and if you don’t have rice wine vinegar, that’s fine. White or red wine vinegar are fine here too. They’ll impart a slightly different flavor, but it’ll still work.
Oh! One more thing. This is just a basic pickling liquid. I usually throw in a few black peppercorns, some mustard and/or coriander seeds. You could toss in a star anise pod if you wanted. Go wild!
Makes 2 cups
225 g rice wine vinegar 150 g water 75 g granulated sugar 22.5 g kosher salt
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan over high heat. Whisk to dissolve the sugar and salt. Immediately pour over whatever you’re pickling in the jar you’re pickling in. Cool to room temp, then refrigerate for at least 3 days.