Garlic Butter Rice (1)
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Rice with garlic and butter is the ideal side dish for any dish. It has a ton of flavor, is buttery and garlicky, and is so delicious you could eat it plain!

This is comparable to garlic bread made from rice(Garlic Butter Rice). In my opinion, garlic bread works well with all meals except in Asian cuisine.

And this rice with butter and garlic? This now applies to anything. Asian, Mexican, Western, Mediterranean, and French. There isn’t a single cuisine or food that this wouldn’t go well with, in my opinion.

This method of seasoning and flavoring rice that makes it so delicious it can be eaten on its own is one that I enjoy. It’s so wonderful that I could eat a meal’s worth right from the pot!

A common meal in certain Asian nations is garlic rice. It seems to be rather typical in the Philippines. This is my go-to recipe; it is buttery and garlicky, but not overly so.

You are more than welcome to increase the amount of butter and garlic to your liking, but I would recommend testing the basic recipe first before making any adjustments. To your liking, additional butter can be added at the very end.

Garlic Butter Rice Yum (1)
Food: Garlic Butter Rice (Source: Everyday Delicious)

Although it is optional, I believe that roasting the garlic until it is golden and crispy makes this rice shine. It primarily adds crunch with a sweet garlic flavor rather than a strong garlic flavor.

Keep the slices whole, as shown, or break them up and mix them in with the rice. You could also use the Crispy Fried Shallots or Garlic that is available in jars at Asian shops and some supermarkets as a shortcut.

I usually keep a jar of these on hand because they are so delicious. I use them in salads and soups, but there are so many other things you can sprinkle them on! Even spaghetti is used by me!

Sometimes I add scallions to the rice while other times I simply garnish it, as in the picture. It gives the rice, in my opinion, a pleasant hint of freshness.

One of those sides that can elevate any regular recipe into something extra delectable is this garlic butter rice. I sincerely hope you give it a shot one day because I believe you’ll become addicted just like I have.

Garlic Butter Rice

Buttery, Garlic Butter Rice is the ideal side dish for any meal and is so delicious you could eat it by itself!

five minutes to prepare

fifteen minutes to cook

twenty minutes in total

serving: four as a side


  • 6-8 cloves of garlic very finely sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil or canola, grapeseed, or other neutral flavored oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted, divided
  • 1 ½ cups white rice medium or long grain is best (raw)
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ¼-½ cup scallions finely sliced
  • salt
  • white pepper


Garlic Butter Rice Easy (1)
Food: Garlic Butter Rice (Source: Everyday Delicious)
  1. Oil is heated in a big pot over medium heat. Slices of garlic should be added and sauteed while constantly stirring until brown and crisp. To drain, transfer to paper towels.
  2. Return to the stove after draining any extra oil.
  3. Including 2 teaspoons of butter Add garlic once it has melted. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes, or until the butter is thoroughly flavored with garlic flavor and the garlic begins to become a light golden color.
  4. Stir in the rice and garlic butter before adding.
  5. Add broth and cover the pan. After bringing to a boil, immediately reduce heat to medium-low.
  6. Cook rice for 12 to 15 minutes, or until it has absorbed all the liquid. Pan on its side to check.
  7. Leave the cover on but remove it from the stove. Take a 10-minute break.
  8. With a fork, fluff and transfer to the serving basin. Add the remaining butter and scallions and stir, or garnish as shown in the pictures. Add salt, pepper, and garlic flakes to taste. Serve.

Nutrition information

Calories: 374 | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 215mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.9mg