Green Tea Rice
photo by Karen Elizabeth
- Ready In:
- 4 green tea bags
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups mixed vegetables, frozen
- 1⁄2 cup green onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
- Place tea bags in a 4 c measuring cup and cover with 3 c water. Steep 7-10 minutes and discard the tea bags.
- Combine rice, garlic, ginger, and tea in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10 minutes.
- Add frozen vegetables and cover pan again. Cook 5-10 minutes more, or until tea is absorbed and vegetables are hot and crisp-tender. Stir in green onions and sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper.
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Wow! I love cooking with tea, and this is a lovely way to do so. The tea gives this dish a lot of flavor without using a sugary/fatty/salty sauce like a lot of stir-fry-type dishes. I only had about 3/4 cup of basmati rice, so I added 1/4 cup Bhutanese red rice, which has the same cooking time. I am looking forward to trying this with brown basmati rice (I would adjust the amounts and cooking time). I doubled the garlic and ginger and used a whole bag of frozen stir-fry veggies. Alas, I did not have any sesame seeds on hand. I did add 1/2 pound sauteed tofu for protein and served with low-sodium soy sauce, as suggested. I will definitely make this again and again.
Very, very nice rice dish! Usually I like to make a recipe 1st time as written, but I'm really not fond of frozen mixed vegetables, so followed IngridH's lead & used peas! We really enjoyed the combo of flavors here & I'll definitely be making this one again & again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed during ZWT6 in Family Picks]
this is a delicate dish that will go with any of the asian dishes .i too cooked in rice cooker i used the jAr ginger ,which is excellent ,and jar garlic iim not even sure what kinda rice i have right now and it turned out great . i didnt put in vegtables cause its gouing with some other vegetably things lol try this zaar tour 6
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