Famous Butter Rice

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My Famous Butter Rice is seriously the best! Add a few simple ingredients to make the most buttery, delicious rice you’ve ever had!

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Butter Rice Recipe

So, here lies the recipe that a lot of you have been asking about on social media {mostly Instagram}! It’s time for my famous butter rice recipe! This recipe is always a hit because the secret is butter, folks you can’t go wrong with that. Perfect as a side dish to meaty meals like this one or this one. Enjoy!

Main Ingredients Needed

You’re only 6 ingredients and 30 easy peasy minutes away from my Famous Butter Rice! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Butter – hello, this is called butter rice, is it not? Mainly for flavor and sauteing.
  • Yellow Onion – this is to add delicious oniony flavor. It’s subtle and blends into the rice.
  • Long Grain White Rice – this is what I used but feel free to use brown rice, just note that the taste. texture and cooking time will vary.
  • Good Quality Chicken Stock – I like the stocks in a box, but the bouillon pastes and powdered cubes work great too! You just have to be careful about the sodium levels. Taste as you go and don’t add too much salt.
  • Salt and Pepper – like mentioned above, to taste.
  • Bay Leaves – these are used for flavor and are taken out right before serving.

Love rice? Try making rice a full meal with these recipes: Broccoli Cheese Rice CasseroleCreamy Chicken Wild Rice SoupBaked Pesto Chicken & Rice Casserole, and Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice Skillet.

How to Make Butter Rice

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add in onion and saute gently for 5-6 minutes. Stir in rice grains to coat in butter.
  2. Pour in remaining ingredients. Cover, bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes less than what is listed on rice package directions {should be about 15 minutes.}
  3. Turn heat off rice, but keep on a hot burner for 10 minutes to steam and prevent scorching. Fluff rice with a fork, remove bay leaves and serve as desired. Top with dried parsley flakes {optional}.
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Leftovers

If you are using white rice this Butter Rice Recipe can stay good for up to 6 days in the fridge and up to 6 months in the freezer.

Alternatively, if you are using brown rice for this recipe, it will last up to 5 days in the fridge and 2 months in the freezer.

Either way, make sure you are staying safe by keeping a watchful eye on your rice. If your rice is hard, smelly, moldy, and/or oily (more than just the butter), throw it out!

More Rice Recipes to Try!

This Butter Rice Recipe is a crowd favorite and I’m sure you’ll love it too! The printable recipe card is below, have a good day friend!

4.86 from 28 votes

Butter Rice

My Famous Butter Rice is seriously the best! Add a few simple ingredients to make the most buttery, delicious rice you've ever had!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups good quality chicken stock* or vegetable broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2-3 bay leaves

Instructions

  • Melt butter over medium heat in large saucepan. Add in onion and saute gently for 5-6 minutes. Stir in rice grains to coat in butter.
  • Pour in remaining ingredients. Cover, bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes less than what is listed on rice package directions {should be about 15 minutes.}
  • Turn heat off rice, but keep on the hot burner for 10 minutes to steam and prevent scorching. Fluff rice with a fork, remove bay leaves, and serve as desired. Top with dried parsley flakes {optional}.

Notes

*I like the stocks in a box, but the bouillon pastes and powdered cubes work great too! You just have to be careful about the sodium levels. Taste as you go and don't add too much salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter Rice, Butter Rice Recipe, Stick of Butter Rice

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74 Responses
  1. Rebecca

    Hi Lauren,
    This looks delicious! I was wondering – the rice to liquid ratio seems higher than what I’ve experienced with rice (I usually do 1 1/4 cup water for 1 cup of white rice). Just wondered if there’s a reason for the increase in liquid and if you’ve noticed the recipe being liquidy in the end, or if the onions are perhaps a factor (soaking up that extra liquid). Thanks in advance!

    1. Lauren

      What kind of rice do you use? I typically use uncle ben’s long grain white rice which is a 2:1 ratio. Most white rice is a 2:1, unless its instant or quick cooking.

  2. Sarah

    5 stars
    This rice is incredible! Been on my list to try for so long and I wish I hadn’t waited. Served with grilled pork chops, grilled zucchini, and green salad. Would be good alongside just about anything. Will be making again soon!

  3. Lauren

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight along with the Honey Mustard Chicken and it was the perfect rice. So delicious. My husband had thirds!!!

  4. Tia Robertson

    5 stars
    We have been making this rice almost weekly since you first posted it. I can’t remember if I ever commented before about it- but if anyone has ever wondered if this can be done in an IP, the answer is yes! I use the rice setting @12 minutes. Comes out perfect every time 🙂

  5. Jlina

    5 stars
    I made this on a whim for my in-laws and it turned out so yummy. They also loved it. I will be repeating this one for sure! Thank you so much!

  6. Harriet

    5 stars
    So good and easy! A great way to change it up without adding additional effort and time. I will definitely be making this again.

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