Go Back
I've used jasmine tea for this ochazuke, but any green tea (including genmaicha, a toasted brown rice green tea) would be delicious! #japanese #asian #tea #rice

Jasmine Tea Ochazuke

This jasmine tea ochazuke can be super cozy if you serve it steaming hot, but it’s also delicious in the summer at room temperature.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword asian, bacon, brown rice, dairy-free, egg-free, green tea, japanese, jasmine tea, nut-free, pickles, rice, rice bowl, takuan, tea, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 548 kcal


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 zucchini sliced
  • 1/3 cup brown rice cooked
  • 1/4 cup sliced takuan
  • 1/2 T furikake
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp jasmine green tea leaves
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy on both sides, about 10 minutes total. Transfer the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate and let the excess fat drain.
  2. Drain off any fat from the skillet into a bowl (it's fine if there's still a slick on the pan), then place over medium heat. Add the zucchini, season with salt, and saute until slightly browned and tender, 5-10 minutes.
  3. Let the tea leaves steep in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes, then strain out the leaves and mix the soy sauce into the tea.
  4. Place the rice in a bowl, then top with the bacon, zucchini and takuan. Pour the tea over everything. Serve hot or room temperature.