I am in love with this stuff. In. Love.
I could eat it on anything.Things like egg rolls (awesome recipe here!) and crab wontons are delicious dipped in it. Plus it id super yummy on rice, pasta...even macaroni and cheese.
It will last in the fridge for awhile, but it gets really thick. Just spoon out how much you want and microwave for a few seconds and it will thin back out. This recipe doesn't make a bunch though, so if you are serving a large group, I recommend doubling.
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon cold water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix the sugar, rice vinegar, and 1/4 cup water over medium high heat. When it begins to boil, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Let it start boiling again, then bring to a simmer for about 3 minutes.
While that is simmering, mix together the cornstarch and cold water.
Return sauce to a boil, then add cornstarch mix and salt.
Stir constantly, about 3-5 minutes, as sauce thickens.
Let cool and enjoy!