When it comes to tea, Lapsang Souchong is my favourite, I talked about it on my lifestyle blog, if you fancy a read. I tried it for the first time last year and I loved it from the first sip. I enjoy its smoky and intense flavour and I think it works great in savoury dishes. I made Lapsang Souchong Rice before, so this time I took pictures so I can share the recipe on my blog.
I made a pretty basic recipe as I don’t think it needs more than that. If you want to make it a bit more complicated and add vegetables, then I would suggest to add a bit more tea. The recipe I shared is vegan and naturally gluten free.
Ingredients for 2 servings of Lapsang Souchong Rice:
– 100g rice
– 4 teabags of Lapsang Souchong
– 1 spoon oil
Boil water and brew the teabags in a pot. Leave the tea for brewing for 5 or 6 minutes, more than it says on the packaging as the flavour will not be as intense when paired with rice. When the tea is ready, remove the teabags. Put the pot on the hob over medium heat.
Wash the rice and pop it in the pot. Sprinkle salt and pour the oil on top, stir. Leave the rice to boil for 20 minutes and don’t forget to stir from time to time. When the rice is cooked, take it off the heat and drain the excess water. Taste and add more salt, if you think it’s needed.
The rice is now ready to be served. As I said, the recipe is easy to make and it’s really lovely.
Do you like Lapsang Souchong? Did you ever cooked savoury dishes with tea?