Parmesan Sage Rice

"I adapted this from several different recipes on this web site. It invariably gets rave reviews and is great as a side dish with chicken, salmon and other meats. Also goes great with salad with vinaigrette dressing. This is so easy to make and your friends will be very impressed (mine were)! This recipe will make enough for 2-3 people unless you're very light eaters. It doubles/triples/quadruples well. I recently prepared it for 10 friends and had to up the cups of water considerably but with rice it's not a big deal to just add more water and let it simmer for longer."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Add rice, oil, cayenne and garlic salt to a medium sauce pan. Put temperature on medium and saute, stirring constantly, until the rice is evenly covered with the oil. You want to saute it at least 5 minutes to make the rice have a crispier (but not crunchy) texture when it's all finished.
  • Add the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then cover, turn down to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes check it to make sure it's not too crunchy. If it is, just add a little more water and let it simmer longer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add Parmesan, sage, parsley and pepper and mix it up until Parmesan "disappears" into the rice.
  • Add more of whatever you like to taste. It should be salty enough with the garlic salt, chicken broth and Parmesan, so be careful about that.

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  1. Marie
    This was a nice side dish for our fish dinner. The only problem is in the cooking time - it needed all of 20 minutes to complete and also had to add more liquid. Used just 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne and it gave it just the right amount of kick for us. Thanks for posting.
  2. kwardrop
    Delicious! A little on the spicy side if you use all of the cayenne, so if you want it milder, i would use either 1/8 tsp or maybe just a little extra ground black pepper. But either way, it was a big hit!
  3. Oolala
    I made minor changes like using 1 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. butter instead of 2 tbsp. oil and I used only 1/8 tsp. cayenne. I thought this was very easy to prepare and everyone in the family enjoyed it! Thank you!



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