Garlic Rice

I wanted to serve rice with the Indonesian Pork Tenderloin and Indonesian Cucumber Salad that I served for dinner but I didn’t want it to be plain rice. I found a recipe on Life’s Ambrosia that sounded perfect. We all love garlic in my house so this rice would go over well with all of us and I thought it would pair nicely with the rest of the meal. It was super simple to make and tasted fantastic – I honestly don’t think I will be making plain rice again.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy.

 

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Garlic Rice

Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked jasmine rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Sea salt and white pepper, to taste
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Heat the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn't stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Life's Ambrosia

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23 Responses to “Garlic Rice”

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    The Café Sucre Farine — May 9, 2013 @ 1:22 am

    Sounds like you took plain rice and turned it into something magical!

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    Grubarazzi — May 9, 2013 @ 1:39 am

    This sounds so amazing. I rarely make rice, but just recently I made a huge pot of white rice and covered it in butter, salt and pepper to serve alongside fried turkey cutlets and roasted brussel sprouts….OMG. It was delicious. I am SURE adding garlic and fresh parsley would make it THAT much better.

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    Carmen Rosa — May 9, 2013 @ 2:14 am

    that looks great and very easy to make!

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    Paula — May 9, 2013 @ 4:57 am

    Love rice and love garlic. Putting them together = delicious :)

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    Jenn — May 9, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    I stumbled across this recipe a while ago and we love it. I prepare rice like this pretty much almost every time I make it. It’s so flavorful!

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    Debbie — May 9, 2013 @ 5:32 am

    We all love rice here and this looks delicious!

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    Susan — May 9, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    Love this easy recipe … it’s amazing what doing a little thing like starting the rice with garlic and olive oil can do! I love to add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese to this rice sometimes (when I’m serving a lemon roasted chicken) – gives it a nice Italian feel.

    Great recipe share, Pam!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — May 9, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    My rice always comes out sticky and clumped together? You’re rice looks great and sounds tasty!

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    • Champi replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 3:57 am

      Use basmati rice and a little bit less water. With the handle of a wooden spoon give the cooked rice a good stir.

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    pam — May 9, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I do something similar in my rice cooker. I just put some minced garlic in first, then the rice and water.

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    joan — May 9, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    Oh, I could do this in the rice cooker! Thanks.

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    Diane — May 9, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    We never have ‘plain’ rice, I always put in herbs and spices but for some unknown reason I have not tried garlic rice. Thanks for the idea. Take care Diane

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    Marjie — May 9, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Converted white rice is the best starch for your blood sugar, because it metabolizes slowly and evenly, and this looks like a great way to dress it up without adding lots of calories!

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — May 9, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    So easy and delicious! Great idea to use garlic.

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    gloria — May 9, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    I love this Pam, I love garlic!!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — May 9, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    We love rice and garlic in our house. I think that this would go over well in our house.

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    Blond Duck — May 9, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    I’m intrigued!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 9, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    We love garlic too. The rice must be wonderful.

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — May 9, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    I love garlic rice! They go so well with lamb and beef. I love your addition of white pepper and olive oil. Yummy!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 9, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    We’re huge garlic lovers too so I’m sure this would be a hit at our house as well!

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    Joanne — May 10, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    I love finding new ways to spruce up rice and garlic is such a simple delicious way! Yum!

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    jeri — May 10, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    I’m not a fan of plain rice and I put garlic in almost everything else, so I can’t believe I never thought of this. Shame on me.

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    Rhonda — May 11, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Both Tom and I would LOVE this!

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