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Sichuan Pickled Cucumbers

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN plus 24 hr marinating
  1. 2 large European cucumbers, cut into 2-by-1/4-inch matchsticks
  2. 3/4 cup rice vinegar
  3. 3/4 cup water
  4. 6 dried red chiles
  5. 1 tablespoon salt
  6. 1 tablespoon sugar
  1. Put the cucumbers in a large heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, water, chiles, salt and sugar to a boil, stirring. Pour over the cucumbers, then let cool. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Drain before serving.
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