If you want to learn more about cooking rice in chicken broth, plus simple step-by-step instructions, this post has everything you need!
Rice is a yummy gluten-free ingredient that tastes wonderful by itself, or it can be transformed into so many different dishes, from many different cultures.
Most rice recipes suggest you boil the rice in water, and then from there the possibilities are endless.
You can crack and cook an egg, add some butter and liquid aminos, and saute the cooked rice for a quick and easy fried rice.
You can add butter and maple syrup to cooked rice for a sweet treat.
Another idea is to simply cook it in water, add in a shake or two of salt and pepper, and enjoy its simplistic flavors.
But, if you happen to love salty, bold, and vibrant flavors, I have a little secret to share with you. Instead of boiling your rice in water, try cooking rice with chicken broth.
While I do recommend boiling your rice in homemade chicken broth, since it is more flavorful, healthy and has amazing healing properties… you can also use a good store bought version for this recipe.
Some grocery stores actually make homemade chicken broth, so you may check out to see if your store does. There are also a lot of great organic chicken broth options available at most stores.
Cooking rice with chicken broth is incredibly simple.
Cook rice according to package directions, with one exception. Instead of cooking it in water, use chicken broth.
There is no step 2. See, easy peasy!
You can increase the flavor of your dish, exponentially, just by cooking rice with chicken broth, instead of water.
The chicken broth will leave your rice moist, salty, and for such a simple substitution. Your friends and family will be wondering how you made such tasty rice!
A Printable Recipe – Cooking Rice in Chicken Broth
- 1 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
- 3/4 cup Uncooked White Rice
- Bring broth to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add in rice, stir, cover, and reduce to low. Cook on low for 20 minutes, or until broth is absorbed and rice is tender.
Extra Flavors for Chicken Broth Rice
So you’ve mastered cooking rice in chicken broth, and want to try some variations! I’ve got you covered – here are some yummy additions to your rice to try:
- Buttery Herb Rice: once rice is cooked, add in 1 – 2 tbsp of butter, 1 tsp minced garlic, and 1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary.
- Caprese Rice: once rice is cooked, add in 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes, 6 chopped basil leaves, and 4 ounces of cubed mozzarella cheese.
- Lemon and Asparagus Rice: to cooked rice, squeeze in the juice from half a lemon, 1 tsp lemon zest, and chopped blanched asparagus. Season with 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme.
If you’re looking for more dinner ideas, check out my free clean eating meal plan, which comes with a week’s worth of clean eating recipes for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner!