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Recipe Shrimp Fried Rice with Green Tea
Fried rice is one of those dishes that's fast and easy and everyone likes.  Feel
free to swap out the shrimp with chicken if seafood is not your thing.  Both are
easy and delicious, and the addition of a tablespoon of healthy and flavorful
Longjing (Dragonwell) green tea gives it a nice little punch of flavor.

You can use tea as you would any
other seasoning to add subtle flavors to ramp up
a dish and give it just that something extra that
makes it special and uniquely yours.

If you don't have Longjing green tea, you can use
whichever
China green tea you have on hand and
normally use or prefer.

There are two different ways to add the tea-one,
to add with rice to the boiling water, which gives a
light punch of flavor to the finished rice.  Or you
can add it with the onion and garlic and stir fry for
a very subtle herb-like flavor.  Either way is fine, it
just depends on your taste preferences.
Shrimp Fried Rice   (makes 4 to 6 servings)

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
2 eggs
2 green onions
2 cloves garlic-chopped
1 tablespoon Longjing (Dragonwell) green tea
1 cup cooked shrimp
3 tablespoons canola cooking oil
1 medium sized tomato-chopped/medium-
   small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Cook 1 1/2 cups white rice as per package directions.*
*Add 1 tablespoon Longjing green tea to boiling water with
rice OR add later and stir fry with onion and garlic.
Set rice aside when done cooking.
Chop 1 green onion and add to eggs.
Beat eggs and onion, add salt and pepper to taste
Heat 2 tablespoons cooking oil in fry pan and add egg mixture.
Cook eggs through until firm.
Break eggs apart into small pieces and set aside.
Heat 1 remaining tablespoon cooking oil in fry pan over medium heat.
Add garlic and second chopped green onion and tea* and stir fry about 1 minute.
*(OR add tea to boiling water w/rice).
Add shrimp and chopped tomato and stir fry about 1 minute.
Add in rice and eggs and heat through all.
Season with salt and pepper if desired.
Enjoy.

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