Thursday, September 06, 2007

Matcha Rice

I was reading MINDYOURBODY (from THE STRAITS TIMES) yesterday - Sept 5, 2007 and read an article on ‘Drink and eat your tea’ by Sylvia Tan. In this article, it mentions that not only the Japanese who add green tea to their food, the Taiwanese do it as well by sprinkling powdered green tea over fried rice. So guess what I did, I add green tea powder to cook my rice! If you want to reduce salt in-take, omit adding salt, it is then just like plain rice. It turned out to be lovely jade green rice and I sprinkle some sesame seeds and nori shreds on top.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° ½ teaspoon green tea powder (matcha powder)
° ½ teaspoon salt
° 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
° some shredded nori (optional)

1. Place the rice, water, green tea powder, salt into an electric rice cooker, mix well and turn it on.
2. When done, leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and shredded nori.
3. Serve hot.

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