Thyme Rice

Total Time
5 mins
8 mins

My mother has used this for a stuffing for turkey and cornish hens, but I like to mix in some peas and serve it as a side dish. This is the recipe for the basic stuffing my mother uses.

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  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  • 13 cup butter
  • 12 teaspoon garlic salt (optional, I added this after my mother's recipe)


  1. Mix the butter, thyme and garlic salt into the rice until mixed.
  2. As a stuffing: Stuff into cornish hen or turkey and bake until bird is done. I serve the stuffing still inside the hen, but I take it out of the turkey and sometimes bake the rice a bit more for the added crisp. (My family likes crispy rice :) ).
  3. To crispify: Throw the bowl into the oven at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until it's slightly crispy on top.
  4. As a side dish, I mix as above and add peas and serve. I imagine the rice would work well mixed with other veggies, but we just love our peas so much that it's normally what I add. Trust me and use real butter, and don't omit.
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This was a really nice side dish. I didn't have ground thyme, so used some crushed dried thyme leaves. Thanks for sharing this nice recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2013.