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Garlic buttery rice in a white bowl with butter and parsley on top and a spoon on the side.
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5 from 1 vote

Garlic Buttery Rice

This garlic buttery rice is light, fluffy, and super flavorful. Made with just 4 ingredients in under 20 minutes! If you love quick and easy rice recipes, then this is the one for you.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 362kcal


  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt or to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add the minced garlic and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Add the water and salt and let it come to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, stir in the rice, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes and don't uncover the rice while it cooks. 
  • Once the 15 minutes are up, uncover and fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in 1 tbsp of butter and check for seasoning. 
  • Garnish with remaining butter and fresh parsley, if desired. Enjoy immediately. 


  • Make sure to cover the rice with a lid and cook on low heat. If you cook the rice on high heat, it may burn and stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
  • Avoid stainless steel saucepans and use a nonstick saucepan.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 787mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg