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Japanese Green Tea Rice Recipe - Ochazuke Recipe

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This version of Japanese Green Tea Rice contains brown rice, sencha, smoked pepper salmon and dulse (seaweed).

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Also known as "ochazuke," Japanese Green Tea Rice is a classic Japanese recipe that combines sencha green tea, steamed rice and an assortment of other ingredients, such as vegetables or fish, that can be changed according to taste or seasonality.

Like burritos or tacos, ochazuke's ingredients can be prepared in batches and then individuals can customize their own servings.

Making ochazuke is a great way to use up leftover rice, vegetables and other foods that might be hanging out in your fridge.

All the measurements below are flexible, so feel free to change them according to your personal preferences!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 cup steamed rice (preferably brown rice or sushi rice, though any kind will do)
  • 1 cup brewed sencha or genmaicha Japanese green tea
  • Assorted toppings, such as steamed or sauteed vegetables, seafood, tofu (diced or fried), tempeh, seaweed flakes, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, pickled vegetables, toasted sesame seeds or savory seasonings
  • A splash of soy sauce or shoyu (optional)


  1. Place rice into a bowl.
  2. Add hot tea.
  3. Top with additional ingredients and seasonings to taste.
  4. Serve.
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I Love Ochazuke!, Member GothicSidhe

I love ochazuke any time, but I especially love having it for breakfast. You really can customize it with anything you have in the fridge, like stir fry, baked tofu, sauteed onions, teriyaki sauce (preferably homemade), crumbled nori or other seaweed, grated ginger, shreds of picked ginger, scrambled egg or shreds of omelet. You can even make a sweetish version using anko paste! Also, you can use almost any green tea you'd like, although I certainly wouldn't use a jasmine tea or other scented tea! If you have a green tea that's a bit strong/bitter/smoky for your taste, it might be just right for ochazuke. Give it a try!

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