Savory Garlic Parmesan Rice

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Discover a delightful side dish with our Garlic Parmesan Rice, featuring long-grain white rice cooked to perfection with butter, onion, garlic, chicken stock, and parmesan cheese. This dish offers a smooth and flavorful addition to any meal!

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Savory Garlic Parmesan Rice

Savory Garlic Parmesan Rice Recipe

Expand your side dish repertoire with our enticing Garlic Parmesan Rice. This versatile and delectable dish complements a wide array of main courses or stands on its own as a flavorful delight! Long-grain white rice is simmered with onion, garlic, and chicken stock, then enriched with the savory goodness of parmesan cheese!

Savory Garlic Parmesan Rice

Ingredients for Rice

  • Butter: You’ll need 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter for this recipe. While unsalted is preferred, salted butter works well too.
  • Onion: Approximately a quarter of a diced yellow onion is used for added flavor.
  • Rice: Opt for long-grain white rice for optimal results. Basmati or jasmine rice can be suitable substitutes.
  • Stock: Utilize homemade chicken stock if available; alternatively, chicken broth can be used.
  • Parmesan cheese: Freshly grated parmesan cheese melts seamlessly into the rice, providing a burst of flavor. Reserve some extra for sprinkling on top when serving!

Savory Garlic Parmesan Rice

How to Prepare Garlic Parmesan Rice

This flavorful side dish not only enhances plain white rice but also simplifies cooking with its one-pot preparation! Ensure your pot has a lid to keep it covered while the rice cooks.

Begin by melting 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, add diced onion and cook until tender. Then, add minced garlic and cook briefly, being careful not to burn it. Incorporate the uncooked rice into the butter mixture, ensuring it’s evenly coated.

Add chicken stock, salt, and pepper, bringing the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed, and the rice is tender.

Remove the pot from the heat, fluff the rice with a fork, and stir in the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and grated parmesan cheese. Serve the rice garnished with fresh parsley and additional parmesan cheese if desired!

Determining When Rice is Cooked

While it may seem straightforward, the best way to gauge rice doneness is to taste it. Test the rice after 15-18 minutes of cooking; if needed, cook for a few more minutes. After removing from heat, allow the rice to rest before fluffing it up. Cooked white rice should be soft and fluffy.

Savory Garlic Parmesan Rice


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, diced (approximately ¼ of an onion)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups (277.5 g) uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 3 cups (720 g) chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (if using table salt, use ¼ teaspoon)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup (50g) parmesan cheese, grated
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. In a medium pot over medium-low heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Once melted, add onion and cook for 5-6 minutes until tender.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, ensuring not to burn it.
  3. Add uncooked rice and toss to coat evenly in the butter mixture.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock, salt, and pepper, bringing the mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and simmer until cooked through and the liquid is absorbed, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and fluff the rice with a fork.
  7. Stir in the remaining butter and grated parmesan cheese.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and additional parmesan cheese if desired.

Savory Garlic Parmesan Rice

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