Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe was printed on a box of salmon fillets and of course being the garlic lover I am, it immediately caught my attention. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium pan over medium high heat, heat butter; add rice stirring constantly.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and continue to cook until garlic and rice are golden brown.
  3. Add the water, celery, diced tomato, salt, pepper, bay leaf and sesame oil.
  4. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and fluff with fork.
Most Helpful

I took bluemoon's suggestion and used chicken broth also. I left out the celery, because I forgot to get some, but added a bit of celery seed. We loved the texture, as it was creamy like risotto. Had just the right amount of garlic for us. Made for Fall 2011 PAC game.

Outta Here October 08, 2011

I selected this to make for the One-Two-Three-Hit Wonders 2006 game. At the time, it had one three star recipe; but, by the time I came to make it, it had been reviewed a second time – and again given a three star rating, so I saw making this as a tiny bit of a challenge! However, that said – as a great tamperer with recipes: one who rarely makes them exactly as published – I don’t really think that the changes I made are vastly different from those I would have made anyway. The two previous reviewers commented that the recipe needed more flavour. One obvious change which I made was to cook the rice in chicken stock rather than water. I used a homemade chicken stock. And I upped the garlic to 8 cloves (which I minced). This was after all a Garlicky Rice recipe! And I added a cup of sliced mushrooms. Always yummy and they team so well with tomatoes. I considered adding thyme or basil but decided against it as I wasn’t at all sure how either would be with the sesame oil and the soy sauce, both of which added a distinctive flavour to this rice which we enjoyed as part of an easy-to-prepare Sunday night meal.

bluemoon downunder May 21, 2006

I agree that this needs more flavor. It seemed a bit bland for us. Great idea, but it needs to be worked on as this does not stand alone well.

Bippie April 11, 2006