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Venison Dirty Tea Rice

Submitted by: James Marko

This is a side dish that can help make any meal a little more rustic. The brown rice combined with Li Zi Nutcracker tea helps give this hearty dish a nutty flavor.

Prep Time: Prep time: 15 min. Cook time: 40 min.
Serving Size: serves 4
  • 1 lb. ground venison
  • 1 c. brown rice, uncooked
  • 3 c. hot water
  • 1 tbsp. Li Zi Nutcracker tea leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. each red and green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Brew tea in water and let steep for 5 min. Strain.
Brown venison.
After venison is browned, mix in the peppers and garlic .
Cook until peppers soften, season to taste with salt and pepper, then set aside.
Toast rice over high heat. Be sure to keep rice moving like you are popping popcorn.
Once rice begins to smell nutty, add meat mixture and olive oil.
Take off heat and slowly add 2 1/2 c. of the prepared tea.
Once tea is added, return to high heat and bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low.
Cook covered on low until all the tea is absorbed.

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