You are here: Home » Recipes » Green Tea and Chive Rice Pilaf Green Tea and Chive Rice Pilaf Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 7 servings A great base for grilled vegetables, tempeh or tofu, this aromatic rice is cooked in brewed green tea. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 teaspoons canola or peanut oil2 garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons minced ginger root1 1/2 cups jasmine or basmati rice2 1/2 cups brewed green tea1 small bunch chives or 6 scallions, minced Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil Instructions 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. 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.