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Garlic-Parmesan Rice

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen



Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

This dish is made with basmati, a long grain Indian rice, but you can substitute it for jasmine or any long grain white rice if necessary.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ounce grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 242
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • sodium 229 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add minced garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.