Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
I have no money, so I had to make something to eat out of what I had hanging around (not much). This is what I ended up with!! I had to eat it by itself, but I think it would be good with a juicy steak or some grilled marinated portabello mushrooms. The flavor of the rice depends on the tea; I'm thinking about making some rice with lemon tea and black pepper, basil, dill and red pepper to have with some fish. I used 1/4 teaspoon as a standard measurement for all the spices, they are meant to be "to taste".
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups white rice
- 1 tea bag, I used orange spice tea
- 1⁄4 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Boil water, take off heat and add tea bag. Let steep.
- Add rice and all other ingredients except butter, bring back to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in butter until completely melted.
Sarah, I looked at this and said I have to try it.With all these spices it really was very bland.If I did it again I would up the amount to at least 3/4 or even 1 tea.DH put hot sauce all over it and he ate some of it.Have never seen rice and water in same amount, so I did 1 rice to 2 water.perhaps that was wrong.You are a clever girl, don't think you will go hungry, LOL