Randy Mayor
6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Help yourself to seconds with this Herbed Basmati Rice recipe. As one online reviwer claims, "I absolutely love this rice recipe! The fresh herbs give it such a beautiful aroma, in addition to great flavors. It is the perfect accompaniment to so many entrees..."

How to Make It

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add rice and garlic to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until rice is lightly toasted. Add 1 cup water, broth, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in onions, nuts, Parmesan cheese, basil, thyme, and pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

Not a winner

September 20, 2015
I am truly disappointed in this recipe and the reviews. I found the rice was overloaded with the thyme (suggest you cut the amount at least in half for a more subtle flavor) and it does not have enough salt to support the herbs. I will not make this again.

EllenDeller's Review

April 28, 2014
Just adding my voice to the choir of praise. This is WONDERFUL. Wow....My only change was to use sliced almonds because I had run out of pine nuts. Served this with the orange marmalade salmon and steamed green beans.

auntcy1's Review

September 09, 2013
I just made this for the 3rd time and we really enjoy this rice. This time i skipped the pine nuts and water and just used a 14.5 oz can of chicken broth and it was perfect. Served it with Indian-Style Marinated Chicken and it was a perfect side dish.

Spoilme210's Review

October 09, 2012
This was super good. I used jasmine rice and didn't roast the pine nuts. Tasted really good!

pmarie's Review

July 26, 2012
I absolutely love this rice recipe! The fresh herbs give it such a beautiful aroma, in addition to great flavors. It is the perfect accompaniment to so many entrees, but I would probably not serve it with something highly seasoned or really spicy, as the flavors are on the delicate side.

tara31's Review

September 10, 2011
I used vegetable broth and brown basmati rice (which required much more cooking time) and skipped the nuts. Didn't miss them at all! Served with Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Skewers and Creamy Ham Casserole. Simple and delicious side dish!

mangoes2020's Review

July 06, 2011
In order to succeed this recipe you have to use Diamond Pearl Basmati Rice. This is a Pure Indian Basmati rice. If you want more informations go on the website http://www.sonaimpex.net or send a mail at info@sonaimex.com

Mehmood's Review

March 21, 2011
Thats good recipe..it could be made better if you use best quality basmati rice.. like us at Facebook to know about Pakistani Basmati Rice.. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chefs-Choice/139226166143765?ref=ts

benician's Review

March 02, 2011
We really love this recipe. Recently served it with Broiled Herb-Marinated Shrimp Skewers (CL 3/11) and it was an excellent combo. It is my go-to side dish!

icouldeat's Review

November 16, 2010
This recipe rocks! It was a hit with the whole family.