Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Simple and straight-forward, this looks like a tasty side dish! May sub the chicken broth with vegetable broth, to make vegetarian-friendly! Taken from; posted for ZWT.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pan and add onion, carrot, and garlic; sauté until tender.
  2. Add broth, Chinese five-spice, salt and pepper, bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in rice and return to boil.
  4. Cover; reduce heat and cook 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I scaled back for 3 serves and used a low GI rice by Sun Rise which is between a white and brown rice and it did take nearly 30 minutes before all the liquid was absorbed but the flavour to the rice was outstanding and it amazed me how little five spice was needed to give so much flavour , thank you alligirl made for Everyday Is A Holiday.

I'mPat February 21, 2013

Great alternative to plain rice. Went well with an Asian themed dinner. I might add a bit more 5-spice next time.

Outta Here April 17, 2011

A nice Asian side dish. I used 1 cup broth and 1 cup instant rice as I was out of long grain rice and it turned out fine. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

queenbeatrice July 26, 2010