Pickled ginger is delicious, and it’s easy to make at home, without artificial color or MSG. All you need is a knob of aromatic fresh ginger plus a little salt, sugar, and rice vinegar. You can add a slice of red beet to give it a hint of pink, or leave it its natural golden color. This makes a small batch, and it takes only an hour or so for the pickle to be ready. Any you don’t use will keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.