Butter Baked Rice
Why I Love This Recipe
This rice dish is an elegant and delicious side dish. There are several steps to this recipe, but for a special meal, it's worth the extra effort.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 cups water
2 tsp salt
1 cup long grain rice
1/3 cup butter
dash garlic salt
1 can chicken broth, 14 oz. or 2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 1 3/4 cup water
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Bring 2 cups of water and 2 tsp salt to boil; pour over the rice in a medium bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Drain water from rice. Rinse rice with cold water; drain well.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a skillet.
Add rice and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until butter is almost absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Turn into a buttered 1 quart casserole; sprinkle with a dash of garlic salt.
Pour the can of broth (or dissolved bouillon) over the rice.
Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove from oven.
Add parsley flakes. Fluff rice with a fork.
Sprinkle the toasted almonds over the rice.
Bake, uncovered, for an additional 10 minutes.