Steamed rice and delicious green tea make up the comforting dish known as green tea rice in Japan. It’s nutritious, easy to make, and works well with many other dishes.
A Japanese Dish
A simple Japanese rice dish soaked in green tea is delightful, hearty, and packed for hot summer days.
Making this dish at home is convenient and suitable for you.
This dish is known as ochazuke in Japanese.
HOW TO MAKE IT?
Pour the steamed rice with flavorful hot green tea, and the result is a basic rice dish. Making use of any leftover rice is a plus.
Other than green tea, you might flavor the rice with some Japanese dashi.
Plain green tea rice will do nicely for a quick lunch.
WHAT KIND OF GREEN TEA TO USE?
All green tea leaves can be used to make green tea.
Shincha, the year’s first green tea harvest, is the name given to the year’s best green tea leaves.
Shincha has a naturally sweet finish and silky umami character, known for its vibrant flavor, making it the greatest and most premium green tea.
BENEFITS AND NUTRITION OF GREEN TEA
Shincha has a sweeter flavor than later-harvested green tea because it contains more amino acid L-theanine and less caffeine than later-harvested green tea.
Because of their rich Vitamin C and catechin, the antioxidant content is better than regular green tea.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I USE MATCHA?
- No matcha or powdered green tea is necessary for this recipe.
CAN I USE BROWN RICE?
- Yes, you can do that, for sure. You can make this meal healthier and more fiber-rich by using brown rice.
The average number of calories in one serving?
- Each serving of this recipe contains only 124 calories.
With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?
Cooking this meal with other Japanese fare is a great idea. To make a nutritious and convenient midweek meal, I propose the following recipes.
- Two tablespoons of green tea leaves
- Some thinly sliced scallions
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp. toasted white and black sesame seeds
- One cup of cooked, steamed rice, such as jasmine or short-grain sushi
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Using a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add the green tea leaves and salt and let steep for 5 minutes. Ten minutes later, please remove it from the fridge. The tea should be drained and filtered. Get rid of the greenery.
- Add the scallions and sesame seeds to the steamed rice in a big shallow bowl. Serve the rice with green tea as soon as possible.