Garlic Rice

Garlic Rice

This past weekend I had the opportunity to eat at a Peruvian restaurant for a friend’s birthday dinner (Happy Birthday Shannon!).  I had never eaten at a Peruvian restaurant before so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As I perused the menu, my eyes came across a few words that determined my meal right then and there: Served with garlic rice. Eureka! I ordered right away and I waited patiently. About as patiently as a kid who gets up at 4am on Christmas morning patiently waits to open presents.  In other words, I was anxious and by the time my food finally arrived I was ready to devour it. And I’m not gonna lie… devour it I did.

I am not quite sure why I never thought to make garlic rice before. It is such a simple and easy way to jazz up rice. I opted to use jasmine rice for this recipe because I have about 20 pounds of it sitting in my kitchen. It is my favorite kind of rice and worked very well for this dish. For those of you that don’t have much experience with jasmine rice I really suggest picking up a bag. It’s a fragrant long-grain rice that has a subtle nutty flavor. I use it for just about any dish that calls for rice. It can be expensive at grocery stores but if you have an Asian market near you you can probably get a 20lb bag for around $20. If you have a Costco membership, depending on their inventory, you might even be able to pick up a 20lb bag for around $10.

This rice makes the perfect side dish to serve along side the Adobo-Lime Chicken that I shared yesterday.

The Recipe

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time:
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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine butter and olive oil. Once butter has melted add garlic and cook one minute.
  2. Stir in rice, cook until rice becomes slightly translucent. Stirring occasionally to make sure rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. About 4 minutes. Rice may brown slightly.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and let cook 20-25 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove lid, fluff rice with a fork and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  5. Serve.

Enjoy!

  • http://kaceyskitchen.blogspot.com Kacey

    This sounds delicious! I bet the aromas of the garlic, parsley, and jasmine rice are wonderful! I will definitely be trying this recipe!

  • Jenn

    YUMMY!!! I was just trying to think of a new way to serve rice! Thank you!!!

  • shannon

    YES! Love garlic in any form so I can’t wait for this one! Thanks for the birthday shout out:)

  • http://www.teczcape.blogspot.com tigerfish

    It sounds so aromatic!

  • http://vondelicious.blogspot.com Von

    Wow- I’ve never thought of garlic rice either, but it’s such a smart idea! It sounds and looks so good!

  • http://lieslsconfectiondissection.blogspot.com/ Liesl

    This sounds like a delicous side!! I love garlic!

  • http://heylovedc.tumblr.com michelle

    garlic? rice? I’m sold!

  • Lex

    Garlic Rice is delicious! Sometimes I like to add some white wine with the stock and then add chopped cilantro right before serving.

  • http://simplyscrumptiousfoodie.com/ Jessie

    oh man garlic and rice together? I’m in love!

  • Marilyn

    Also made this tonight with the Adobo chicken, it was a great hit. The rice is very tasty and very aromatic. Didn’t use the full amount of garlic as the husband is not wild about garlic, but I married him anyways 44 years ago!!!!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thank you Marilyn! And congrats to you on 44 years of marriage, that’s wonderful! :)

  • http://www.debrazafarullah.com Debra

    I make this rice whenever I want a little something different. My husband cant get enough, it’s even delicious by itself. YUM.

  • Evelyn

    I love rice, and I also love cooking, Garlic rice its really tasty.
    I have a couple of more suggestions for rice. Put in your blender the normal water You r going to use to cook your rice, parsley and a sachet of chicken bouillon?? and cook it as normally You do. It will b a green rice and it’s yummy!
    I love it!!!! Hope You like

  • Conchi

    Hmmm!!!! I found the recipe. It looks scrumptious. I note that the garlic used is not mashed, but rather, sliced. Has anyone made it both ways? Any preference?

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  • Becky

    My sister-in-law is married into a Filipino family. They have rice and garlic for breakfast. Served with fried eggs on top so they can be chopped into the eggs. Its a great boost in the morning.

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