Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I think my husband may have married me in part b/c he loves my white rice, which is actually my Mom's recipe :) I make this in a rice cooker and it comes out perfect every time.


  1. Pour water and white rice in a rice cooker.
  2. Add butter and olive oil.
  3. Slice the garlic clove in half and add both halves.
  4. Slice a small onion in half and add the onion half to the rice cooker. (You can remove the onion half once the rice is done cooking, or it can be eaten.).
  5. Add salt.
  6. Cook in covered rice cooker.
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I used my favorite rice, basmati, and this turned out fine. I was a bit confused about how to use the onion. I have never put 1/2 of an onion in rice without first chopping or dicing it. The instructions just state to add 1/2 onion, but doesn't state whether the half onion is to be left as whole wedge, or is it to be chopped. But I would probably use regular long-grain white rice the next time I make this rice dish anyway, because I didn't think the onion flavor meshed well with the basmati rice. Other than that, it was a good rice recipe. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Azriel31. Made for Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal April 04, 2012