A couple of years ago I got a rice cooker for Christmas.  It was one of the most useful gifts I have ever received.  We use at least once a week.  However, with this new recipe we may be using it even more.  I have been looking for an all-in-one side dish recipe, that I could just dump into the rice cooker.  I was unable to find a recipe that worked for my needs.  So I decided to make my own super easy recipe.  Just add the ingredients into the rice cooker and start it up.  It does not get any easier than that.  This herb rice may be the best rice that I have ever made.

Rice Cooker Herb Rice

Rice Cooker Herb Rice

Rinse your rice until the water is clear.  To do this add water, swirl the rice, drain.  Repeat until the water is clear.

Herbs and seasonings

Next measure your herbs and various other ingredients.

Add ingredients to the rice cooker

Add the rice, water, butter, bouillon, onion powder, dried minced onion, basil, thyme and garlic powder.

Fire up the rice cooker

Make the rice following the white rice setting of your rice cooker.

Season with soy sauce

Once the rice is done, add the soy sauce, mix well and then fluff with a fork.

Rice Cooker Herb Rice

Check seasoning and then serve.

Rice Cooker Herb Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
A delicious and simple herb rice side dish that cooks automatically in your rice cooker.
Course: Side
Servings: 4
Author: Rex
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Rinse your rice until the water is clear. To do this add water, swirl the rice, drain. Repeat until the water is clear.
  2. Next measure your herbs and various other ingredients.
  3. Add the rice, water, butter, bouillon, onion powder, dried minced onion, basil, thyme and garlic powder.
  4. Make the rice following the white rice setting of your rice cooker.
  5. Once the rice is done, add the soy sauce, mix well and then fluff with a fork.
  6. Check seasoning and then serve.

I utilized a bouillon cube/packet in this recipe.  You can substitute chicken broth for the water and then you can disregard the bouillon.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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