Genmai-cha: a blend of traditional Green Tea and Roasted Brown Rice.

2 T. rice
4 c. water
Green Tea

Put the rice in a small, cast-iron skillet and set over a med-low flame. Stir the grains until they turn dark in spots and give out a nice roasted aroma.  Put the rice kernels into a small pot. Add 4 cups boiling water. Simmer for 1 minute.  Cover, and turn off the heat.  Let the "Rice Tea" steep for 3 minutes. Now add some dry Green Tea (enough to make 4 c.) to the "Rice Tea".  Cover, and let steep another 3 minutes.  Strain and serve. 

NOTES:  The Rice Tea is nice by itself and the Genmai-cha makes a great ice tea.

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