16 March 2011

Garlic Rice

I needed something to go with my Tikka Masala and Naan, and I just happened to have some Basmati rice on hand. And not that the dish didn't already have tons of flavor, I felt the need to add a little more to this rice. Trust me, the extra garlic didn't hurt at all.

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
  1. Add rice and water to rice cooker. Press start. Wait until machine clicks off. Cool rice.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat and saute garlic and onion until golden.
  3. Add rice and stir until heated through.
  4. Add garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, and parsley to taste.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


  1. This looks so easy and sounds super yummy! I'm going to try it ASAP - thanks Kacey! :)

  2. wow! i am always looking for ways to jazz up my rice... looks amazing and incredibly easy!