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Herbed Steamed Rice
© Con Poulos

Herbed Steamed Rice

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • VEGETARIAN

"You can mix up the herbs, but it's always good to add tarragon if you're serving the rice with chicken," advises April Bloomfield.

  1. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1 medium onion, diced
  3. 1 cup long-grain white rice, rinsed and drained
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. 1 1/2 cups water
  6. Kosher salt
  7. 1/4 cup chopped mixed herbs, such as parsley, chives and tarragon
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion, cover and cook over low heat until translucent, 5 minutes. Stir in the rice and garlic. Add the water and 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and cook over moderately low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Replace the lid on the rice with a clean kitchen towel and remove from the heat. Let the rice stand, covered, for 5 minutes until tender. Using 2 forks, lightly fluff the rice. Gently stir in the herbs, season with salt, cover with the towel and the lid and let stand for up to 30 minutes before serving.