Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes 6 servings

Don't let the name fool you. Sweet Tea Rice with Jalapeno, Peaches, and Pecans is a quick and easy side or main dish that is packed full of sweet, spicy, and nutty crunch.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add pecans, and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until toasted and fragrant. Add jalapeño, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in hot cooked rice, diced fresh peach, chives, 1/4 tsp. salt, and pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

Keiko123's Review

February 03, 2013
Lots of interesting flavors..not too sweet, not too spicy, and a little crunch. Loved it as did husband. Hey wrecked the recipe. Don't rate it if you didn't make it correctly the first time.

bascabaker's Review

November 13, 2012
Sounded good, but I don't think the tea added anything-had to tweek the recipe a lot for a flavor boost: Mixed 1/2 c chili garlic paste with white balsamic vinegar to taste. Tossed with the rice, scallions instead of chives, uncooked jalapeno, chopped cucumbers and fresh basil with the fruit. Topped with roasted salted sunflower seeds instead of expensive pecans. Good.

dory92064's Review

October 04, 2011
Wasn't too sure about this recipe - was afraid it would be too sweet, but it was delicious. Wonderful flavor. Will definitely make again.

LauraNicholas's Review

June 09, 2011
Very easy and very delicous. I omitted the chives b/c I don't care for them. Husband and kids loved it! We will be making again soon.