I know I've mentioned it before, but my rice cooker is one of my most utilized appliances I own. I often make entire meals for myself only using that. I throw in rice, shrimp, fish, vegetables, herbs, anything I feel like. And like magic, the rice is always cooked perfectly. I don't even own one of those fancy smancy ones. I found this one at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $12 (with a coupon). It never fails me and I don't know what I would do without it.
You can make the rice the night and saute just before serving for an even quicker dish. This recipe is just a guide, use whatever seasonings/rice you have on hand. Don't be afraid to experiment, especially with inexpensive meals like rice!
Garlic Basmati Rice
by Kacey's Kitchen
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 3 cups water
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 small onion
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- salt & pepper
- dried parsley
- Add rice and water to rice cooker. Press start. Wait until machine clicks off. Cool rice.
- Melt butter over medium heat and saute garlic and onion until golden.
- Add rice and stir until heated through.
- Add garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, and parsley to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!