Recipe: Garlic Butter Rice

Recipe: Garlic Butter Rice

Tina: The buttery, garlic-infused goodness makes garlic butter rice an irresistible companion to a wide range of dishes, turning mundane meal into a memorable feast. Garlic butter rice can be paired with a variety of proteins such as grilled or roasted chicken, seared shrimp, tender beef, or flaky fish. When I make Sudado de Pollo, garlic butter rice is also a must. Serve garlic butter rice hot, ensuring it’s freshly fluffed and aromatic. Place it as a bed for your main course or as a side dish.

Notes

Garnish your garlic butter rice with fresh herbs like parsley, chives, or cilantro. A sprinkle of grated Parmesan or a drizzle of lemon juice can also elevate the flavors.

Recipe: Garlic Butter Rice

Recipe by 2 Hungry Birds – Tina Course: Sides and small dishes, Rice
Servings

4

servings

The buttery, garlic-infused goodness makes garlic butter rice an irresistible companion to a wide range of dishes, turning mundane meal into a memorable feast. Garlic butter rice can be paired with a variety of proteins such as grilled or roasted chicken, seared shrimp, tender beef, or flaky fish. When I make Sudado de Pollo, garlic butter rice is also a must. Serve garlic butter rice hot, ensuring it’s freshly fluffed and aromatic. Place it as a bed for your main course or as a side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon 1 butter

  • 5-6 cloves 5-6 garlic

  • 1 ½ cups 1 ½ rice (any kind of white rice such as jasmine rice or basmati rice)

  • Water according to the cooking instructions on the rice package

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

Directions

  • This step is optional, not all kinds of rice needs rinsing. Start by rinsing the rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cold water until the water runs clear. This will help remove excess starch and prevent the rice from becoming too sticky when cooked.
  • In a large saucepan or pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add salt and the minced garlic to the melted butter and sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until the garlic becomes fragrant and slightly golden. Be careful not to burn the garlic, as it can turn bitter.
  • Add the rice to the saucepan with the garlic and butter.
  • Stir the rice to coat it evenly with the butter and garlic mixture.
  • Pour in water according to instructions on the rice package. Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Let the rice simmer for about 15-20 minutes or according to the instructions on the rice package, until all the water has been absorbed, and the rice is tender.
  • Once the rice is cooked, remove it from the heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes. This allows the rice to steam and become fluffy.
  • After the resting period, uncover the saucepan and fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed by adding more salt or butter, according to your preference. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

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