1/1 Photo of Garnished Rice With Green Tea (Ocha-Zuke)
A really interesting use for green tea and a great way to use up leftovers. A classic light meal or snack in Japan. Typically, this is accompanied by an assortment of bright, crisp pickles (not the American kind!). From "At Home with Japanese Cooking" by Elizabeth Andoh.
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- 3 cups cooked rice (leftovers are perfect)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 sheet nori (sheets of seaweed like sushi are typically wrapped in)
- 1 steamed chicken breasts (either are fine or whatever other leftovers you'd like to use) (optional) or 1 slice grilled salmon (either are fine or whatever other leftovers you'd like to use) (optional)
- 2 -3 tablespoons chopped coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon wasabi or 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 cups green tea (hot and freshly brewed)
- 1Divide the rice into 4 deep bowls.
- 2Dry roast the sesame seeds by stirring them over medium heat in a skillet until golden.
- 3You may want to crush them slightly with a mortar once toasted, but this is not completely necessary.
- 4Dry roast the nori by waving it back and forth over direct medium heat for about 1 minute (this is typically done just over the flame of a gas stove and I really recommend you use tongs to do this, not just your fingers!) Fold and tear the sheet into 20 small rectangles and place 5 rectangles in each bowl.
- 5Add chunks of chicken or salmon if desired.
- 6Garnish each portion with corriander and wasabi or ginger.
- 7Pour 1/2 cup tea over each bowl and serve immediately.
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Nutritional Facts for Garnished Rice With Green Tea (Ocha-Zuke)
Serving Size: 1 (204 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 194.7
- Calories from Fat 12
- Total Fat 1.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 40.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 3.7 g
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