Doña Carmen's Garlic Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 23 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add rice and garlic to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 3 1/4 cups water and salt; bring to a simmer.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Fluff with a fork before serving.


Most Helpful

Update: It is not often that I would come back to re-rate a recipe...but this one is so worth it. I have used this with fresh garlic and dried garlic flakes. I find that if you add the garlic half way through the cooking cycle, the garlic is more pronounced. I use butter instead of oil...add the rice and stir for one minute until well coated....I then add a bit of chicken stock to the water and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Half way through, I add the garlic. I used about 1 - 1-1/2 tsp dried garlic flakes. Excellent

Abby Girl November 26, 2008

Delicious way to perk up the family dinner. Love the garlic and this will compliment almost anything. My salmon was sure happy with it. I always cook rice as V suggested and it always comes out perfect. Thanks Reds :D

Annacia May 10, 2008

This is a great rice dish and it was so easy to make. I followed the suggestion of Chef V and let the rice sit 5 minutes off the burner and it worked wonderfully. It was very fluffy and I love the flavor of the garlic in this. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 March 04, 2008

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