Jeweled and Jaded Rice

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

When I first saw this recipe I couldn't even begin to imagine cooking rice in green tea. But I'm a big fan of green tea, so I tried it, and you know what, it's great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 bags green tea
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 small yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 12 cups long grain rice
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a saucepan, steep the green tea bags in 3 1/2 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Discard the bags, keep the water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, cooked the peppers and the carrots in the oil for about 3 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Add the green tea, rice and salt and pepper.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until the rice is tender and fluffy.


Most Helpful

I made this on your birthday and repeated it 2 days later. I used 1/2 a carrot(peeled and grated), 1/4 tbsp. cooking oil, 1/2 cup Basmati rice, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper powder, 1/4 of a small red capsicum(diced), 1/4 of a small yellow capsicum (diced), 2 tsps. green tea and 2 1/2 cups of water. The rice was colourful and good tastewise. Thanks for sharing!

Charishma_Ramchandani November 22, 2002

This recipe intrigued me from the first time I saw it. I finally got around to making it last week and was very pleasantly surprised. Tasted good and looked nice and colorful too.

Get Smart August 06, 2003

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