Killer White Rice

This white rice recipe is anything but boring

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.

A few things to serve with this recipe are a Chicken Breast roasted with fresh herbs and Korean BBQ Short Ribs.


Killer White Recipe

Killer White Rice

4.12 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Eating


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Nutrition Facts
Killer White Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 648mg27%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 62IU1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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