Sweet Tea Rice with Fresh Ginger and Pears



Makes 6 servings
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes


2 cups sweetened tea
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 large shallots, minced
1 large pear, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Bring tea to a boil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; stir in rice and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until tea is absorbed and rice is tender.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and sauté 1 minute. Add pear, ginger, pepper, and 1/4 tsp. salt, and sauté 5 minutes or until pear is tender. Stir in hot cooked rice.

May 2011
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