Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 25 mins

We have used this recipe for years, and it's still my favorite way to have rice. It's from the Columbia Restaurant cookbook.


  1. Melt butter and saute onion until transparent. Add rice and stir constantly until it turns a caramel color.
  2. Add chicken broth, then parsley, basil and salt. Bring to a boil and lower flame. Cover and steam rice for 18 minutes. Fluff with a large 2 prong fork.
Most Helpful

This was quite good and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing your recipe,FloridaGirl. Made for Spain/Portugal tag game.

NorthwestGal April 28, 2013

This was delicious. My family loved it. I served it with oven fried fish. I rinsed the rice and drained it before cooking. This kept it fluffy and the grains seperate.

Miss Fannie April 08, 2013

This is such a simple and yummy recipe! I was looking for a rice dish to serve with sausage and peppers and wanted something different than Spanish rice. I just happened to plant basil and parsley in our herb garden this year so this was perfect! Our kids LOVED it! I will definitely make this again! For our family of four 1/2 the recipe was more than enough. Thanks for posting this!!!

AricandSusy July 05, 2011