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The Dish: Garlic Butter Rice


  • 2 tbs. butter, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice, long-grain (basmati or jasmine)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbs. fresh chopped parsley, plus extra for garnish

Method of Preparation:
Melt 2 tbs. butter in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the rice to coat with the garlic butter.

Add broth, dried parsley, salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil.

Cover with lid and reduce heat to low so the liquid is simmering very gently. Cook until all liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Uncover and add fresh parsley; stir well. Remove from heat. Cover with lid and let stand 5-10 minutes, until soft.

Fluff rice and stir in remaining butter. Season with salt, pepper and garnish with more fresh parsley.

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