Coconut Shrimp & Rice

Cooking your rice in a flavoured Green Tea adds not only flavour but the health benefits of Green Tea.  Our Walnut Green tea has a nutty coconut flavour which is perfect for this recipe.

1 3/4 cups Walnut Green TEA ( 4 tsp. TEA steeped in 2 cups hot water (180°) for 3 minutes. Strain TEA and measure 1 3/4 cups)  Let cool.
1 cup basmati or long grain rice
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup red pepper diced
2 tbsp. finely chopped onions
salt & pepper
1 pound large shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 egg
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

Heat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Combine the cooled brewed TEA, rice & 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium saucepan & bring to a boil Reduce heat to medium low; cover and simmer 15 minutes until tea is almost all absorbed. Stir in carrots, red pepper & onions; cover & simmer until all tea is absorbed. Remove from heat & let sit for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.
Season the shrimp with salt & pepper. Beat the egg and 1 tbsp. water in a small bowl. Combine coconut & panko in another bowl. Dip the shrimp in the egg mixture & then into the panko mixture gently pressing to adhere. Place shrimp on foil and bake until cooked through; approximately 12-15 minutes.
Serve rice on top of rice.

Walnut Green Tea

Very popular blend of green tea China Sencha, brittle pieces (sugar, hazelnuts), candied pineapple pieces (pineapple, sugar), coconut rasps, walnut pieces, flavor, almond flakes
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