Cooking your rice in Swanson® broth provides a delicious, savory flavor that easily transforms plain white rice into something special. Use the base recipe below, then stir-in any of the flavor variations that allow you to create wonderful rice side dishes that are easy and economical, and taste even better then pre-packaged rice mixes.
cost per recipe: $2.16
The price is determined by the national average.
cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or
Swanson® Certified Organic Chicken Broth or
Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
Heat the broth in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.
Stir the rice in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Season to taste.
For Mushroom Thyme Rice, use a 3-quart saucepan and sauté 2 cups chopped mushrooms, 1/2 cup diced onion, 1 clove garlic, minced, and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme in 1 tablespoon butter before adding the broth.
For Herb Butter Rice, stir 2 tablespoons softened butter, 1 teaspoon each chopped fresh rosemary and thyme and 1 teaspoon minced garlic into the hot cooked rice, then season to taste.
For Cilantro Lime Rice, stir 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro and 2 teaspoons lime juice into the hot cooked rice, then season to taste.
For Broccoli Cheddar Rice, stir 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli florets and 1/2 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese into the hot cooked rice, then season to taste. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
For Lemony Rice with Peas, stir 1 cup thawed frozen peas, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or tarragon into the hot cooked rice, then season to taste.
Long grain rice is better for us; but it always tastes like plain ol' rice! Because of this recipe, I now eat the healthy stuff! You get it started and let it do it's thing - 20 minutes later, everyone is chowing down!
So easy and tasty! My family looks forward to having a side-dish of long grain rice; I change the flavors to help keep it satisfying :)