Simple Garlic Rice

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Garlic Rice

This is a quick and easy dish to use as a side, or as a vegetarian main. I like garlic, and it makes for a tasty addition to the rice.


  • Garlic 3 to 4 cloves
  • Butter 2 Tbs
  • Rice (Basmati or white long grain) 1 1/2 cups
  • Water 3 cups
  • Salt 1/2 tsp


In a medium pot melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.  Peel and sliver the garlic and fry until lightly browned.  Add the remaining butter and the rice, stir until the rice begins to brown.  Pour in the water and cover the pan.  Raise the temperature to high and bring pot boil.  Reduce heat to low boil and cook for 10 minutes.  If using an electric hob turn off heat and allow residual heat to cook it for 10 more minutes.  If on a gas hob reduce to a flickering small flame for 10 minutes.  Remove the lid and look for gaps in the top of the completed rice where bubble came through. If ready double check that there is no remaining liquid, if there is allow another minute or to. When dry, then serve.



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