One of the biggest complaints about white rice is how boring and bland it can be, which is why so many people only think of it as a filler.
This white rice recipe uses a bay leaf, a little chicken stock, and a couple of other twists to create a killer white rice that has great flavor and texture.
This recipe can be halved if you’re making rice for one or two people or doubled if you’re making rice for a big group.
- 2 cups long grain white rice
- 1-1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- Add the chicken stock, water, bay leaf, butter, and salt to a medium saucepan. Turn the heat on high and add the rice.
- Once the liquid comes to a boil, give everything a good stir, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and turn the heat down to a low simmer.
- Let the rice cook for 15 minutes. Once the rice has finished cooking, take it off the heat and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes, before removing the cover and giving it a good stir and fluffing it with a fork.