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Jasmine Tea Rice

Using jasmine tea instead of plain water to cook rice yields a beautifully fragrant yet simple side dish.

4 Servings

Updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 8:51pm


  • 2 Tablespoons loose Jasmine tea or 4 tea bags
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ - ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Steep tea in boiling water for 5-6 minutes in a cup or bowl.
  2. While tea is steeping, add rice to a medium saucepan over medium heat and let toast until tea is ready – stirring often to prevent burning.
  3. Add hot tea and salt to rice. Stir together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
  4. Let cook for 15-20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and garnish with sliced almonds and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!