Recipe For Herbed Garlic Rice


Serves 4

  • White Rice (preferably Basmati) 
  • Parsley Leaves (preferably dried)
  • Garlic Butter or Plain Butter (1/2 cup)
  • Freshly Ground Pepper 
  • Minced Garlic (1/2 to 3/4 cup)
  • Salt to taste 
  • Olive Oil (3 Tbsp)


  • 1) Take 3 cups of rice and wash it. Drain out the excess water.
  • 2) Add 4.5 cups of water to the rice and put it in a rice cooker until the button goes up and the rice gets cooked.
  • 3) Heat the olive oil in a pan.
  • 4) Add garlic butter to it.
  • 5) Once the oil and butter are heated, add the minced garlic pieces to the pan and sautée it till the garlic is golden brown.  
  • 6) Add dry and chopped parsley leaves to the pan.
  • 7) Transfer the cooked rice to the pan and keep tossing it.
  • 8) Toss it for around 15 minutes on medium flame, till the parsley and garlic mix evenly with the rice, and the rice is slightly golden brown.
  • 9) At the end, add freshly ground pepper, dried oregano and salt to taste.
  • 10) Toss it till all the herbs are evenly mixed with the rice.

Serve hot with a side of grilled meat or a tomato based curry.

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