Perfect Rice

Author: Canadian Living

Rice cooks in the time it takes to make the main course. Here are two ways to cook it until tender and make enough for four servings.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

Rice Pilaf:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/3 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 2/3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 2/3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen vegetable blend (if desired)
Stove-Top Rice:
  • 2 2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Method

Stove-Top Rice:
In saucepan, bring water and salt to boil; add rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in fresh parsley and butter.

Rice Pilaf:
In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, dried herbs, salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Add rice; stir for 1 minute to coat. Add chicken or vegetable stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. If desired, add frozen vegetables about 15 minutes after adding rice.

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