Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

By Adela Hernandez Gonzmart.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter and cook onion until transparent.
  2. Add rice and stir until the rice lightly browns.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, parsley, basil and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover and steam for 18 minutes.
  5. Add smoked paprika and fluff with a fork.
Most Helpful

This was amazing and super easy to make. I had enough leftovers for lunch and it was just as good the next day. Thanks.

Satyne February 22, 2013

WOW! What a super delicious recipe! LOVED this. I halved the recipe for just two of us. While on the ZWT, I'm trying to cook something different each night and avoid the leftovers that I usually welcome! We thoroughly enjoyed this oh-so-quick-to-prepare dish with Grilled Mexican Lime Chicken. We loved the blend of the basil, parsley and paprika in this. I used breezermom's yummy Basic Chicken Stock and did add some minced garlic. Certainly a rice dish I'll be making again and again post-ZWT 5. Thank you so much for sharing another super recipe, Sue L!

bluemoon downunder May 18, 2009

We really enjoyed this! It really is Buena. The flavors were wonderful. I have never combined basil and rice but it was an excellent combination. We enjoyed this with Spanish Meatballs (Albondigas), some red wine and a salad of lettuce and parsley dressed in olive oil and lemon. Delicioso!! Made for ZWT5 and will be made again - Thanks Sue L :)

Acerast May 16, 2009