Garlic Butter Rice
Rice, for me personally, takes the cake when it comes to side dishes for all and any meals. Nothing tops a big bite of fluffy and warm fresh-out-the-pot rice. I’ve made it so often that even my partner made the threat of concealing it from me, haha. Delving into different recipes, I found a couple of garlic rice ones that are a good change from my regular recipe, so that he is able to enjoy it with me as well.
This one has been my favorite. Even my spouse can vouch for how delectable this buttery and garlicky rice recipe is. Give this one a crack, I guarantee you would love it!
How To Make Garlic Butter Rice?
1. Take a medium saucepan, put it on medium heat, and place your butter to melt. Then mix your garlic in and continue tossing for a minute. Avoid browning your garlic.
2. Mix in the rice, pepper, and chicken bouillon powder. While continually tossing, sear your rice for around 3 minutes.
3. Pour in your water and boil. Put the cover on your pan and cook your rice on low heat until it absorbs all the water.
4. Remove your saucepan from the heat and leave the cover on, let that set for around 5 minutes.
5. Fluff your rice using a fork, and serve while it’s still hot.
6. Garnish using your fried garlic slices, minced green onion, and cilantro. It is not mandatory but it elevates your presentation.
What To Serve With Garlic Butter Rice?
Like I mentioned, this works perfectly as a side dish to anything from Chicken Tikka Masala, pot roast, Butter Chicken, grilled chicken, to meatloaf even. That’s where the charm of this dish lies. It blends well with everything.
1. Using three garlic cloves, cut thin slices, and on a frying pan on low heat, sear them to make your fried garlic slices. You have to constantly be checking on them as we don’t want them to burn.
2. For that key nutty deliciousness, it is important that you don’t forget to saute your rice. This also gives it that nice firmness.
3. It is mandatory to boil your rice on low heat. Similarly to steaming rice. Your water will evaporate too fast if you cook it on high, therefore not cooking your rice all the way through.
Here are a couple of rice recipes for you if you’re a rice lover like myself:
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 3 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 cup of basmati rice (you can also use white rice)
- ½ to 2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon powder
- Freshly ground pepper to liking
- ¾ cup of water
- Minced green onions, minced cilantro, and toasted garlic for garnishing
- Put your butter to melt in a saucepan on medium heat, and sear your garlic for a minute.
- Throw your rice in, with pepper, and bouillon powder. Sear for around 3 minutes.
- Add your water in, and boil your rice on low heat. Put the cover on the pan and cook until all the water is absorbed. Let it sit for around 5 minutes with the lid still on, and use a fork to fluff it through.
- When serving, sprinkle some cilantro, minced green onions, and your fried garlic slices (not required).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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