Genmaicha Recipe

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Dwight Published: March 4, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Genmaicha Recipe

Start your day with a cup of this Japanese tea to keep you focused. This Genmaicha recipe combines green tea leaves and brown rice for a relaxing drink.

Preparation: 1 minute
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 11 minutes



  • 2tbspbrown rice
  • 4cupswater
  • 4tspgreen tea leaves


  1. Put the rice in a small skillet and toast over medium-low heat until it turns dark in spots. Move to a small saucepan.

  2. Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat to low, then cover and simmer for 1 minute.

  3. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 3 minutes more. Add the tea and let it steep for another 3 minutes.

  4. Strain and discard the rice and tea leaves from the liquid.

  5. Serve the tea hot and enjoy.


  • Calories: 21.54kcal
  • Fat: 0.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.52g
  • Fiber: 0.20g
  • Protein: 0.45g
  • Sodium: 9.77mg
  • Calcium: 9.07mg
  • Potassium: 16.26mg
  • Iron: 0.11mg
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