I am the worst at coming up with delicious side dishes to go with my dinners. I spend a lot of time coming up with main dishes and don’t give any thought to a side dish till it’s dinner time and we end up eating frozen vegetables. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s not super yummy either.
This rice from The Food Nanny is a great way to spice up basic rice. It is a bit more time consuming than throwing together traditional rice on the stove top, but so worth the time needed.
What are your favorite side dishes? Inquiring minds want to know!
- 2 Tbsp butter
- ½ small yellow onion, chopped
- 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp ground white pepper
- 1¼ cups long-grain white rice
- 2½ cups low-sodium chicken stock
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add the onion, garlic and the white pepper.
- Stir over medium heat until the onion is soft, but not brown.
- Stir in the rice and make sure it's completely coated with the rice and seasonings.
- Add in the broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover the pan, decrease the heat and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Takes 15 to 20 minutes.