Light, aromatic and very simple, this rice makes a great accompaniment to any stir-fry. Green tea replaces water for cooking the rice, a process that adds a delicate, floral flavor. Lightly toasting the rice in a dry pan brings out its nutty flavors.
1 tablespoon green tea leaves or green tea leaves with roasted brown rice (Genmaicha tea)
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
Place rice in a dry saucepan over medium heat. Toast rice until fragrant and lightly golden in color, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 2 minutes, then add tea and brew for 1 minute. Strain tea.
Add the hot tea to rice in the saucepan. Add salt, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook until the liquid is absoorbed, about 20 minutes. Allow rice to rest for a few minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve garnished with green onions and almonds.
Per Serving:120 calories (25 from fat), 3g total fat, 300mg sodium, 20g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber), 3g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information. See our Terms of Service.