- 1 1/2 cups cider or white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 bay leaf, preferably Turkish
- 1 dried red chile (optional)
- 1 cup cooked rye berries, hard winter wheat berries, spelt, or Kamut
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Add cooked grains; simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Let stand at least 1 hour before serving.
Store, in brine, in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (flavor will intensify the longer it stands).
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