This Garlic Rice is a super easy, flavored rice recipe that makes a great side dish for so many meals. With only 5 ingredients, you can have this garlic rice done cooking in about 20 minutes, while you cook the rest of your dinner.
Garlic rice is seriously so easy to make and it is an amazing compliment to many meals. White rice, while many people love it, I tend to find boring. I am perfectly ok with white rice if I am using it in certain recipes like Chicken Asparagus stir fry, Green Chili Chicken or Mexican Stir fry. In those recipes it goes along with the recipe but the rice is not a focal point.
When I want rice as a side dish, I want flavor. I want it bursting with flavor, actually. I want flavored rice bursting with flavor but not overpowering the other dishes in the meal.
That is what make garlic being added to rice so amazing! Garlic has amazing flavor, you don’t need a lot of it, but it totally changes the rice flavor.
What to Serve with Garlic Rice
There are lots of main dishes that go perfect with this flavored rice. Here are a few of my go to recipes that I make as the main dish when I am planning on making garlic rice for dinner.
- Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
- Crockpot Asian Chicken
- Firecracker chicken
- Spinach Artichoke Chicken Recipe
Garlic rice Ingredients
- garlic gloves
- chicken broth
- jasmine rice
How to Make Garlic Rice
Personally I like to use as many homemade items as I can when I am cooking, so if you have homemade chicken broth on hand you can use that, if not store bought chicken broth will work too.
If you are using pre-chopped garlic when making this rice I strongly recommend you double the amount of garlic because the pre-chopped garlic has a milder flavor that is also on the sweet side.
If you want to make this recipe in your rice cooker I recommend browning up the garlic before you place it into the rice cooker. Then just cook it like you normally would! Super easy!
- n a large saucepan heat, the butter over medium heat until the butter is melted.
- Add the minced garlic and cook until the garlic is golden brown.
- Be careful the garlic doesn't burn.
- Add the chicken stock and water to the pan, bring it up to a boil then add in the rice.
- Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.
- Cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Once the rice is cooked remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
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