Green Tea Rice
Green tea rice is a Japanese comfort food made of steamed rice and savory green tea. It's healthy, simple, & goes well with a variety of entrees.
– 1 cup cooked steamed rice, such as jasmine or short-grain sushi – 1 cup water – 2 tablespoons green tea leaves – 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste – Some thinly sliced scallions – 1/2 teaspoon toasted white and black sesame seeds
In a small sauce pan, bring the water to a a simmer, add the green tea leaves and salt and turn off the heat. Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain and filter the tea. Discard the green leaves.
Get a large shallow bowl, put the steamed rice, and add the scallions and sesame seeds on top of the rice. Pour the green tea over the rice and serve immediately.
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