Side Essentials: Easy/Peasy Seasoned Rice

Andy Anderson !


This is a great flavorful rice that pairs well with fish, chicken, beef , or just eat a bowl by itself; in addition, the simple spices make it simple to make.

Looking for a new way to make pot of rice? Look no further.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 c
    long grained white rice
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken stock, not broth, hot
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • 1 - 2 dash(es)
    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne, for some cold weather heat
  • ·
    shaved parmesan, for garnish

How to Make Side Essentials: Easy/Peasy Seasoned Rice


  2. Remember when you are melting the butter, and blooming the spices, keep the temp to medium low. We do wish to burn them, or it will impart a bitter taste to the rice. And, the same is true when you are cooking the rice in the butter… keep it low.
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add the butter to a saucepan over medium-low heat, and after it melts, add the turmeric and cumin.
  5. Stir together until combined and keep stirring for another 60 seconds.
  6. Add the rice and stir with the other ingredients until the rice begins to slightly brown, about 3 – 4 minutes. While stirring, toss in a bit of salt and pepper.
  7. Remember, no burning; just an ever-so-slight browning.
  8. Add the hot stock, raise the heat to get to a simmer. Then cover and simmer undisturbed for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the heat, keep covered, and let it sit for an additional 10 – 12 minutes. That will give the rice a chance to absorb any remaining chicken stock.
  9. Uncover, fluff with a fork, and do a final tasting for proper seasoning (I like to add a bit more salt and pepper).
  11. Serve as a side dish or eat a steaming bowl, all by itself. Enjoy.

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About Side Essentials: Easy/Peasy Seasoned Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free Wheat Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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