This recipe is part of my friend Brandon’s contribution to Foodie Friend Friday. For the rest of the menu, check out the following posts:
Green Tea Rice
Below is the second of what has ended up being a three-part contribution on cooking with green tea!
Being a bit of a tea connoisseur (but by no means as obsessed as Lara!), I love to find ways to incorporate tea into my every day cooking. Although green tea is a gentle tea, I highly recommend allowing your tea to steep longer than you normally would to ensure that its flavour comes through in the sauce and the chicken. The stronger the tea, the better for these recipes!
For these green tea-themed recipes, I used a combination of sencha, jasmine, and/or matcha green teas, but almost any green tea will do!
for two people
1/2 cup jasmine rice
1 cup water
1-2 bags jasmine green tea
1/2 tsp butter (optional)
1. Bring one cup of water to a boil and add tea. Allow this to steep for up to ten minutes.
2. Add rice to a pot or rice cooker and add the steeped tea. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until all water is absorbed.
3. Add 1/2 tsp of butter to rice if desired and serve with my Green Tea Teriyaki Chicken, or another dish of your choice.