The Best Tea Rice Using Matcha Tea Powder

The Best Tea Rice Using Matcha Tea Powder

The slight bitterness of matcha tea powder makes it seem like the rice was cooked with herbs. Enjoy the sweetness of the rice by enhancing it with the shio-koji, and enjoy the fragrance of the tea.


Uncooked white rice
2 rice cooker cups (360 ml)
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
Olive oil
1 tablespoon


1. This is the matcha I used. Store leftover matcha in the freezer to preserve the fragrance.
2. Mix the matcha and shio-koji together well until completely blended and no longer floury.
3. Add the olive oil and mix well again.
4. Add the usual amount of water to washed rice, add the combined ingredients from Step 3, and mix together well.
5. You can enjoy the fragrance of the matcha clearly when the rice is cool. If you pack it in a bento with some salt cured cherry blossoms, it would be wonderful.
6. The saltiness of shio-koji varies, so please adjust the amount accordingly.

Story Behind this Recipe

These days "tea rice" means rice that is tea-colored, cooked in soy sauce and sake or mirin, not actually cooked with brewed tea. But I thought that rice cooked with matcha should be colorful and delicious, so I tried it out.