Garlic Rice with Green Onions and Cilantro

I was making Asian flavored chicken for dinner and I wanted to serve it with rice. I decided to some garlicky rice and make it a little more snazzy with some green onions and fresh cilantro. We all enjoyed the rice, even the kids, and it paired nicely with the chicken. Quick, simple, and tasty – you can’t beat that.

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 green onions and fresh cilantro, toss to mix thoroughly then serve. Enjoy.

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Garlic Rice with Green Onions and Cilantro

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 25 min.

Ingredients:

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

2 tbsp fresh cilantro, 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 green onions and fresh cilantro, toss to mix thoroughly then serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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18 Responses to “Garlic Rice with Green Onions and Cilantro”

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — October 1, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    Green onions, garlic, & cilantro are great flavors to add to rice. Sounds delicious. Plus, I like the color the green onions and the cilantro add to the dish!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 1, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Garlic rice sounds perfect to go with the Asian flavoured chicken.

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    Ridwan — October 2, 2013 @ 3:34 am

    I just love herb rice, simple healthy and flavorful !

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    Blond Duck — October 2, 2013 @ 4:28 am

    They sound delicious!

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    Blond Duck — October 2, 2013 @ 5:03 am

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    lenia — October 2, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    A flavorful and simple garlicky rice!
    Kisses!

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    Lia — October 2, 2013 @ 6:16 am

    Hi Pam,
    Fabulous combination. I love cilantro!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Kim in MD — October 2, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    This looks so delicious, Pam!

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    Peggy Recker — October 2, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Sounds very tasty!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — October 2, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Perfect side dish! Looks great!

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    Cheryl — October 2, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Hey Pam, looks good to me, I may have to make that tonight. I am food blogging again, I missed it too much!

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    rosita — October 2, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Cebollines y cilantro son mis verduras preferidas una gran delicia se ve irresistible,abrazos

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    The Café Sucre Farine — October 2, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Oh my goodness Pam, this would go with just about everything!! I love it!

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    Marjie — October 2, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    I love rice, and this sounds like a great flavor variation!

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    mandy — October 2, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    I’ve mentioned I wish we could be neighbors right? This sounds delicious.

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    Joanne — October 2, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    I love how you dressed up that rice! The flavors might even get the.boy to like it…

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — October 2, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    I love rice and serving with chicken is a great way to go.

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    Susan — October 3, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    Pam, this reminds me of Chipotle’s cilantro rice which I love and have been wanting to try to make at home. Great recipe, and thanks for the blogging tips!
    -Susan

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