Jasmine Tea Rice with Pistachios and Coconut

Jasmine tea is a full sensory experience. We love the aroma and its surprising sweet-mellow, slightly toasty flavor. And we love what it does for a pot of rice: a complete transformation from simple to sublime.

2 heaping Tbl Jasmine Pearls
3 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Jasmine Rice
Chopped pistachios & toasted coconut for garnish

In a pot with a tight-fitting lid, bring 3 cups water to a simmer. Turn off heat and add Jasmine Pearls. Allow to steep for 8 minutes. Strain off tea leaves, reserving the water. (We used our Capsule Infuser to make easy work of removing the leaves.) Bring the water to a boil and add rice and salt. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 17 minutes or until the rice is tender. Garnish with pistachios and coconut. 


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