Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Entered for safe-keeping. From First, 1/26/09. Suggested with meal of Minted Gremolata Halibut, Tomato-Thyme Roasted Squash or Zucchini with Fennel, and Feta-Stuffed Cucumber Salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 3-quart saucepot, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Add tea bags to boiling water. Cover and steep 5 minutes.
  3. Squeeze tea bags to extract excess liquid; discard tea bags.
  4. Return green tea to a boil. Add orzo; cook 9 minutes or until orzo is tender, adding raisins during last minute of cooking.
  5. Drain orzo-raisin mixture.
  6. In bowl, combine orzo mixture, toasted pine nuts, olive oil and chopped scallion.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Most Helpful

4 5

I really enjoyed this. I like the way the tea flavor sort of goes into your mouth before the actual food. The sweetness of the raisins was most welcome.

5 5

This was niiiiice!!!! Nobody is going to jump up & say, "wow, tis tastes like tea!" but it has a nice subtle flavor and the rest of the ingredients make for a nice pilaf-y dish. We all enjoyed it tremendously. Even mom who said, "what is orzo?" Made for the 7/09 Veg*n Swap.