How to Make Quick-Pickled Radishes

12-14 radishes, thinly sliced (1 bunch, see note)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 chile pepper, halved and smashed (such as Thai chile pepper, optional, see note)
½ cup rice vinegar
½ cup water
2 tablespoons sugar (see note)
2 teaspoons salt


Stir radishes, garlic, chile pepper, rice vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a jar with lid. Cover and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.