Looking for a quick side dish to add to the main course? Look no further than Garlic Herb Jasmine Rice. This long-grain rice is perfectly easy and with lots of wonderful herbs to give more flavor. This recipe is cooked in broth to make fluffy and tossed in mix parsley, basil, and rosemary. Give plain rice an upgrade with this recipe and everyone around will surely love it!
What You Will Need
Medium or large pot
Did I mention how easy this recipe is. What’s even better you may have most of the items needed in your pantry, right now. Let’s make rice magical with a few additions.
Jasmine Rice: This long grain rice is a favorite and constant staple in my home pantry. Is it because my name is also Jasmin… maybe. Long grain rice is very versatile, works well as a side dish (also dishes with sauces) and is good for fluffy rice.
Broth: Replace water with broth to cook Jasmine rice. This gives the rice more flavor. Opt for a low sodium broth to cut back on sodium. This recipe calls for 2 parts liquid for 1 part rice.
Herbs: The most exciting part is adding fresh herbs like fresh basil, rosemary, cilantro to add color and enhance taste.
How to Cook Garlic Herb Jasmine Rice
Add butter and garlic to a large pot over medium heat. When butter is melted add rinsed Jasmine rice to the pot. Toast rice in butter and garlic mix for around 30 seconds in butter and garlic mixture. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Stir and cover, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Fluff with fork. Add mixed herbs and serve
Tips for the Best Rice
To rinse or not to rinse: Instructions for Jasmine rice usually include rinsing rice before cooking. This is to rinse off the surface starch from the rice and help prevent clumping while cooking. Use a fine mesh strainer to rinse Jasmine rice under running water.
Fresh or Dried Herbs: Fresh herbs are preferred but certainly dried herbs will make an acceptable alternative.
How to Store
Store cooked Garlic Herb Jasmine Rice in an air-tight container for up to 5-6 days.
What to eat with Garlic Herb Jasmine Rice
Side dish (with salmon or any other proteins and vegetables)
Other Delicious Recipes!
Garlic Herb Jasmine Rice
Savory and fluffy Garlic Herb Jasmine Rice is a refreshing side dish flavored with parsely, thyme, and basil.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 cups broth
- 1 cup jasmine rice rinsed
- ⅓ cup chopped herbs parsely, thyme, basil
- salt to taste
Add butter and garlic to a large pot over medium heat. When butter is melted add rinsed Jasmine rice to the pot. Sautee for around 30 seconds in butter and garlic mixture. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Stir and cover, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Fluff with fork. Add mixed herbs and serve.
Jasmin Foster is a registered dietitian/food photographer focused on feel good balanced living providing recipes and tips to help you live your best life.