As promised in my previous chicken piccata post, this is my favorite herbed basmati rice recipe. Yes, it does require a few additional steps, but it’s worth it. I usually make a big batch, it reheats wonderfully. Trust me, this rice is very flavorful. And doesn’t it look terrific?!
My chicken piccata recipe can be found here
Here’s what you will need to serve 4 people…
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 cup basmati rice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 large bay leaf
1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Salt & pepper, to taste.
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onion with salt and pepper until just softened, about 3 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, until edges begin to turn translucent, roughly 2 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and bay leaf and cook, stirring constantly, until frangrant, about 30 seconds.
Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered for 10 minutes.
Discard bay leaf and fluff with a fork. Stir in almonds and parsley.