Buttery Herbed Rice
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.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Need
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
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- ¼ (50g) 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
- 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).
- Cook in the microwave at Power Level 4✕
Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels.
Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.
For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.
Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:
PL 10 = 100% = High (default)
PL 9 = 90% = High
PL 8 = 80% = Med-High
PL 7 = 70% = Med-High
PL 6 = 60% = Medium
PL 5 = 50% = Medium
PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low
PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low
PL 2 = 20% = Low
PL 1 = 10% = Low
You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.
- 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!
- Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.