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Green Tea Over Rice (Ochazuke)

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients
I first came across ochazuke, green tea over rice, during my travels in Japan. The jet lag between New York and Tokyo is brutal. It is literally day for night. In the morning when...

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Brown Rice, cooked (for a Bland Diet see Ann’s Tips)
  • ¼ cup spinach, chopped & blanched
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons scallions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons miso paste (optional)
  • 2 cups brewed green tea
  • Nori seaweed, or other to taste (see Ann’s Tips)

Nutrition Facts

Calories

231 cals

Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

1 g

Carbohydrates

47 g

Sugar

0 g

Fiber

4 g

Protein

6 g

Sodium

8 mg

Directions

  1. Divide rice, spinach, sesame seeds and scallions evenly between two bowls. Add a teaspoon of miso paste into each, if using.
  2. Pour hot green tea evenly over each bowl. Top with seaweed. Eat hot.

Chef Tips

You can substitute cooked white rice if you are on a bland diet. Instead of toasted sesame seeds which might irritate, try using a little gomashio, (sesame salt). You can buy it in the macrobiotic sections of most health food stores. It’s quite delicious.

Nori is the crisp dark green sheets of seaweed used to wrap around sushi. It is great used as a condiment shredded or crumbled over soups or over rice, as here. You can find it in the Asian or international food section in most markets.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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