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Green Tea Rice with Vidalia Onions & Cherries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Entree
Keyword: rice, green tea, cherry, vidalia onions
Servings: 4
Calories: 135 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups green tea brewed and chilled
  • 1 large Vidalia Onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  1. In a medium saucepan, boil green tea with salt and pepper. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover and cook for 20 minutes then remove from heat and add onions, cherries and spinach. Set aside, covered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a large mixing bowl; add remaining ingredients. Gently toss to combine.
  3. Serve at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 3/4 cup Calories: 115.8 cal • Fat: 1.7 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Carbs: 23.2 g • Fiber: 2.4 g • Sugar: 5.9 g • Sodium: 119.8 mg

Nutrition Facts
Green Tea Rice with Vidalia Onions & Cherries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1769IU35%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.