Quick and Easy Side Dish- Buttered Rice

You all know I love quick and easy recipes. And you probably also know that I love inexpensive recipes that use everyday ingredients.

Well, today’s recipe for Easy Buttered Rice is just that. It is quick and easy and only contains three everyday kitchen staple type ingredients.

This rice is a simple side dish that goes with so many different meals. And if you add ground beef to it, it is an easy main dish. Add cooked chicken and it would make this an easy chicken main dish.

This is one of those very versatile, but very simple recipes.

This is almost so easy that you don’t need a recipe, but many of you have asked that I share more side dishes. This is a favorite in our house, so I decided that I would share it even though it is nothing fancy.

If you have never tried a simple rice dish like this, you should. It works so well for those times when you need something really quick and easy.


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  1. Lynn, is the chicken or beef broth Gluten Free in your buttered rice?
    Rice is always on our menu and this will be a nice change from the plain rice we normally have. I’m just learning GF products because of celiac Thanks!!!

    • Most canned broths are gluten free, but be sure to read labels. They should say contains wheat if they do. I stick to the more name brands and get the plain broths. You can also check the brand websites and they should have information if you cannot figure it out by reading the label on the can. I have not had trouble finding gluten free ones in my area though. I hope that helps.

  2. We tend to have roast chicken at least a couple of times of month and I make homemade broth with the carcass, adding veggies. The broth/stock is always full of gelatin, so when I make rice with my homemade broth I feel like I am making super-rice. It’s extra protein and vitamins from all that great broth; not just rice. (No worries about mysterious additives in canned broths either.) This is my favorite go-to quick and easy side dish. I will have to take time to brown the rice next time to see if it makes it better.

  3. Buttered rice is one of my favorite ways to eat rice. With lots of black pepper. I am from Louisiana so we dearly love our rice.

  4. I make it and add steamed broccoli and cauliflower to where they are still crunchy, and add pieces of american sliced cheese (and it melts deliciously). Then grind pepper to top it off and voilà!!

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