Garlicky Rice

This was such a wonderful addition to the Spiced Chicken Thighs.  While making it, though, I thought there was no way my kids would eat it.  But, like with most things that have to do with the kids,  I was wrong!  They couldn’t get enough of it and enjoyed it just as much as the chicken!  Oh, and I cheated and made the rice in the rice cooker (a working mom’s BFF).


1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 1/2 cups water
3/8 tsp salt
3 Tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp ground black pepper


Melt butter in saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add garlic; saute 1 minute.  Add rice, cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.  This is where I used the rice cooker, just dumped it all in with the water and salt, then set it to cook and let it do its thing.  If you don’t have a rice cooker, or would rather cook the “old-fashioned” way, here is how it goes: Add 1 1/2 cups water and 3/8 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 12 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed; let stand 5 minutes.  Fluff rice with fork.  Stir in parsley and black pepper.

Serves 4

Total time: 20 minutes


*Derived from Cooking Light


3 Comments on “Garlicky Rice”

  1. Liz says:

    I love garlic in rice. I add it 80% of the time. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the week!!!

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