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herb & butter rice

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This Herb & Butter Rice is a delicious side dish to add to your folder. It only uses fresh ingredients making it healthier than the ones in the box!

serves 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For herb & butter rice

  • 3 Tbsp
    clarified butter
  • 1 c
    basmati rice, rinse thoroughly and drained
  • 1/2 c
    orzo pasta
  • 1/3 c
    red onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    celery, finely diced
  • 1 lg
    clove garlic, pressed
  • 3 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    herbes de provence
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped

How To Make herb & butter rice

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add butter, basmati and orzo. Stir well and sauté until the rice turns brown, about 7 minutes, stirring often. To this add, red onions, celery and pressed garlic; sauté for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 2
    Pour in chicken broth and season with Herbes de Provence, basil, cayenne pepper, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and parsley. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 to 17 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  • 3
    Remove from the heat and fluff rice with a fork. Cover and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings
  • 4
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