The Sweet Onion Source

Fresh Sweet Onion Rings with Basil

Thanks to their high water content, sweet onions are inherently crisp and juicy, and ice does a lovely job of keeping them that way.

bullet041 large or 2 medium-sized sweet onions
bullet041/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar (or rice vinegar plus 1 teaspoon sugar)
bullet041 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
bullet041/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
bullet041 cup small ice cubes or coarsely crushed ice
bullet04Salt

Cut the onion(s) crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices; separate into rings.
In a bowl, combine the onion rings, vinegar, basil, chile flakes, and ice; cover and chill 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The ice will begin
to melt, diluting the vinegar to an appropriate level. Serve, adding salt to taste.

Yields 6 servings (as a side dish).

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