Herb & Butter Rice

Francine Lizotte


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!


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4 servings
10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 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 large
    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. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtube.com/watch?v=8IVOXR9RQx8

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