Green Tea and Chive Rice Pilaf

  • Yield: 7 servings


2teaspoons canola or peanut oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2teaspoons minced ginger root
1 1/2cups jasmine or basmati rice
2 1/2cups brewed green tea
1small bunch chives or 6 scallions, minced
Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
2teaspoons Asian sesame oil


  1. Heat canola or peanut oil over medium heat in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add garlic and ginger root and saute 1 minute. Add rice and coat well with oil in pan. Add tea and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer slowly 35 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and allow to sit, covered, 5 minutes. Add chives, salt, pepper and sesame oil.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 336
  • Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 6mg
  • Carbohydrate 61g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 6g