Buttery Herbed Rice

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

23 mins

Free Time

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The recipe name doesn’t lie — this rice is buttery. And that means it’s delicious. We pack it with lots of flavor from onions, garlic, chicken stock, and a mix of tender herbs.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Basmati, Rice & Grains, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, group__Spring Recipes, Herbs, Indian, Deep Dish, White Rice Rice & Grains

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • ¼ cup (30g) medium size onion, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup (145g) basmati rice
  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons mixed fresh herbs (parsley, tarragon, and chives), chopped
  • salt, to taste


  1. Add the onion, garlic, rice, salt, and water to the Anyday dish. Stir and spread rice in an even layer. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave at Power Level 4tooltip for 22 minutes, or until rice is cooked through and tender. Once cooked, let the rice rest for 5 minutes with the lid still on.
  3. Add the butter and the herbs and mix to combine. Season with salt to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • If it’s taking longer than expected, increase the power level by 1. If it’s bubbling over or the lid is lifting, decrease the power level by 1. 
  • Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables or protein of choice!
  • Top with a fried egg and chili crisp for a simple and delicious lunch.

Recipe notes

  • For brown rice follow the recipe as is, then use the cooking times suggested in this recipe How to Microwave Brown Rice.
  • Make a large batch and portion it in our Anytime Freezer Trays. Once ready freeze for up to 1 month and reheat as needed.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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