The easiest rice recipe! This Garlic Butter Rice is made with basic long grain white rice, fresh garlic, a fair amount of rich butter, and chicken broth for extra flavor.See the notes for a tasty lemon variation as well!
Ready in: 35minutes
1 1/2cupsdry long grain white rice,or jasmine rice, rinsed in a fine sieve and drained well
1/4cupfinely chopped yellow onion
1 1/2Tbspminced garlic(or up to 2 Tbsp)
2 1/2cupslow-sodium chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4Tbspunsalted butter,cut into 1 Tbsp pieces, divided
1Tbsp mincedfresh parsley(optional)
Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add yellow onion and saute until starting to deepen in color, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute until just barely starting to deepen in color (not browned), about 1 minute.
Pour in chicken broth, season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil.
Add rice and stir once, cover with a snug lid then reduce heat to low. Let simmer until liquid has been absorbed, about 15 - 18 minutes.
Remove from heat and let rest 5 - 10 minutes. Add remaining 3 Tbsp butter, toss and fluff with a fork.
Serve warm garnished with parsley if desired.
Jasmine rice will cook more near 15 minutes, long grain rice will take closer to 18 minutes to cook.
For lemon garlic butter rice replace 2 1/2 Tbsp chicken broth with fresh lemon juice and add 1/2 tsp lemon zest.
In higher altitude add an additional 2 Tbsp broth.