by Texas Homesteader ~
When we invite my folks to supper, RancherMan often tosses some meat on the grill and I’m left to make a couple of sides and a dessert. The sides can be as simple as opening up a couple of cans of veggies, or I sometimes I Roast Fresh Vegetables (mom’s fave). But buttered rice with fresh sage is an easy yet delicious side option too and it comes together so quickly.
Rice is cheap, y’all. So it’s a staple in our pantry. And this side dish comes together amazingly quickly.
Don’t Forget To Rinse The Rice
I measure out 1 cup of rice and put it in a strainer. I run clear water through it to rinse off the excess starch. This helps keep your cooked rice from being overly sticky.
Into my cooking pot I add the drained rice and 2 cups of Homemade Broth and give it all a stir. I might even toss in a handful of thinly-sliced carrots so my rice will have nice color. Then I put the lid on the pot and bring the broth to a simmer.
I simmer my rice for about 15-18 minutes. I just want the liquid gone before I turn off the heat. (Sometimes that happens quicker than I’d anticipated so I keep an eye on it.) After the liquid has been cooked into the rice I turn off the heat and leave the pan covered on the stove while I turn my attention to the fresh sage.
Preparing The Garlic & Sage
While the rice is holding, I saute some onion/garlic in a little butter. I like to toss in some chopped onion first and saute for a minute or so then add the minced or pressed garlic & some finely chopped fresh sage & saute for about 2 minutes more. I want the sage to be soft and nicely fragrant but I’m not trying to cook it here.
Now I simply scrape all that buttery goodness into my pot of cooked rice and give it all a fluff with a fork to incorporate it. Aaaaahhhhhh….
Buttered rice with fresh sage an inexpensive side dish that comes together quickly. And any leftover rice freezes beautifully so you’ll be able to pull it out and enjoy it with another meal next week. Work smarter, not harder as I always say.
Buttered Rice with Garlic & Fresh Sage
Yield 4-6 servings
- 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
- 2 cups broth (My homemade broth is unsalted)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh sage, finely chopped
Measure rice & rinse under running water until water runs clear.
Bring broth and salt to a boil in a large saucepan, then add rice.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15-18 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Then remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes.
While rice stands, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic & chopped fresh sage. Sauté 2 minutes or until garlic is softened, fragrant & golden.
Add buttered garlic mixture to rice, toss well & serve.
- Finely chopped or shredded carrot can be added with the rice while cooking to add color.
- Finely chopped onion sautéed along with the garlic is a nice addition.
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