Remember how I’ve been experimenting with chazuke for a quick meal? Well here’s my latest creation, a chazuke uses lemon-flavored teas. Bigelow’s Lemon Lift was the one I used, but you can find others using lemon zest and the like. It has a taste reminiscent of chicken broth – enough I think you could use just the tea-garlic-soy mixture as a broth substitute.
Seriously, this is delicious – and remember you could probably whip this up at cons, especially with the right canned goods or a little refrigerator.
- 1 ½ cup lemon tea
- 1 tsp crushed garlic (one clove)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 cups steamed green vegetables – I use broccoli, collard, spinach (you can steam them in a microwave, but spinach will blanch if you pour boiling water on it, from say a coffee maker)
- Either 1 cup garbanzo beans or 7 ounces of tofu, cubed. (Use 1 ½ cup beans/14 ounces tofu if really hungry or add a cup of rice)
- ¼ cup frozen corn. (leave out if you use rice)
- 1 tbsp chives.
- 1) Make the tea by mixing the water, garlic, and soy sauce together. Add the tea bag after heated and let seep.
- Mix the vegetables, beans/tofu, and corn. Add the tea.
- Heat if necessary in microwave to unthaw corn/heat tofu
- Add chives, serve.