Easy Garlic Rice

"Sometimes I use 2 1/2 tsps of roasted dry garlic flakes instead of the fresh. Easy side dish goes great with chicken"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Put the oil in a skillet and saute the onions& garlic until golden.
  • Add rice, broth, thyme& bay leaf Bring to a boil uncovered, turn heat to low cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed, give a little stir after 15 minutes Remove bay leaf& stir in the parsley.

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  1. sweetp
    This was a good side. I did brown the rice lightly along with the onions and garlic. I also added a little lemon pepper to it while cooking and left out the bay. Great flavor. I'll be making this again.
  2. lolablitz
    Mmmmm Garlic! This is a Great rice side dish! I added salt (used water chicken stock) and might use less thyme next time. Thanks for the keeper!
  3. Elizabeth Fullerton
    Great simple side dish, Bergy! I made it just as listed and it turned out terrific! I'm going to be putting this one into regular rotation. The kids loved it too!
  4. Charishma_Ramchandani
    I've made this before and we had enjoyed it. I did substitute the chicken broth with Maggi vegetable broth with onions(made it by dissolving 2 cubes of Maggi veg. broth in 3 cups of water). I'd also cut down on the oil by 1 tbsp. This is a very nice rice dish and definitely, a keeper!
  5. Jonathan Melendez
    It is a great recipe indeed! The rice was so flavorful. I loved the garlic in it, it wasn't too overpowering at all. Will definitely make again!


  1. Noa4803
    Wow Delicious and easy. Even my son "who doesn't like garlic" liked it. Used two onions (love sauted onions). Next time will substitute cilantro instead of parsley for extra punch. Thank you
  2. HisPixie
    This was excellent; I could have eaten it all! I used Bouquet Garni instead of thyme and bay leaf (just not a big thyme fan). It cooked up perfectly in the time allotted. Thank you for posting!
  3. Olive
    A delicious and easy rice recipe! I used vegetable broth instead of chicken and I added a pinch of kosher salt. It tasted great as a side dish with meatloaf. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the great recipe.
  4. GoKittenGo
    I made this with brown rice, which meant about 1/2 cup more liquid and longer cooking time, and used vegetable broth instead of chicken. It's simple and yummy - definitely one I'll use again and again.
  5. WaterMelon
    What a wonderful side dish! I used cilantro instead of parsley (personal pref); other than that followed the recipe exactly. I served this with shrimp and scallop Parmesan - wonderful combination. Thanks Bergy, for the fantastic (will be much repeated) recipe.


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