Make a simple side of herbed rice to go with any meal. Customize your seasonings to match your family’s tastes and your main dish.Jump to Recipe
Having an easy side to go along with a main dish can round out a delicious meal for your family. One of our go-to sides is rice. There are many ways you can make rice so that it goes perfectly with the rest of your dinner.
I like to use my rice steamer when we cook rice. It makes it easy, and the cleanup is minimal. Plus, you set the appliance and it does the rest of the work. I’ve used the instant pot as well, but it takes longer because of the time it takes to pressurize.
We’ve made quite a few types of rice in the past, including a box of Zatarain’s rice in the steamer. But this recipe lets you customize exactly the flavor you want and need.
The first time I made herbed rice, it was to go with our Italian-Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin recipe. Since that uses both thyme and rosemary, that’s what we put into the rice along with a few other seasonings.
Step by Step
Place the hot cooked rice in a medium mixing bowl. Add the butter and stir until it melts.
Sprinkle the seasonings on top.
Stir to coat the rice with seasonings and serve immediately.
Any leftover herbed rice can be stored in a container in the refrigerator. When you want to reheat, add a small amount of butter to the rice and cook either in the microwave or in a small pot over medium heat. Stir often until the rice is warmed through.
Originally Published On: December 28, 2020
- 2 cups long-grain white rice (cooked)
- 1 tbsp butter (salted)
- 1 tbsp parsley (dried)
- 1 tsp thyme (dried)
- 1/2 tsp rosemary (dried)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Place hot cooked rice in a medium mixing bowl
- Add the butter and stir until it melts
- Sprinkle the seasonings on top
- Stir to coat the rice with seasonings
- Serve immediately
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.