I believe that some of the most incredible foods on the planet are those that are of basic ingredients and nothing else. If you don’t believe me, consider these ingredients: a sun-ripened tomato, a bursting-with-flavor watermelon, a top-quality sushi-grade ahi tuna, and freshly made hand-stretched mozzarella. Are you starting to believe me yet? Good.
I believe the same thought-process holds true for side dishes, salads, main courses, and desserts. Today we’re talking side dishes and we’re talking rice. A few weeks ago I was listening to a food podcast where the host and guest were talking about all the ways they love to consume rice. In the middle of their discussion, they paused a moment to happily sigh about the heavenly taste of simple white rice with butter. Good quality rice. Good quality butter. Needless to say, I tuned everything out after that and was CONSUMED with going home and cooking up a pot of basic buttered rice. Minced parsley was the perfect addition.
This recipe is a simple one and a marvelous one. Why marvelous? It is truly heavenly in flavor, quick-as-can-be to whip up, and seriously, I cannot imagine anyone who won’t find this delicious.
BASIC BUTTERED RICE AND PARSLEY
- 5 cups water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup Riceland long grain white rice, rinsed
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed salted butter
- 1 tablespoon of minced fresh parsley
- Boil water in a 4Qt saucepan and add ½ teaspoon sea salt.
- Add Riceland long grain white rice to boiling water and cook for approximately fifteen, stirring occasionally. Taste test kernels to ensure they are cooked to preference.
- Drain rice in sink using a colander and run under warm water to remove starch.
- Put rice back in saucepan and add butter, parsley, and additional salt if needed.
Post and recipe by Riceland Blogger Lyndi Fultz of The Joy of Eating Well.
Lyndi Fultz helps local foodies explore their Arkansas backyard and understand that they don’t have to live in a big city to have great resources at their fingertips so that they can be in-the-foodie-know. You can find her on Instagram at @nwafoodie. She also blogs at https://thejoyofeatingwell.com with a focus on health-conscious foodies caught up in the busyness of life. Lyndi shares simple and healthy foods, with a side of fun.