Monday, June 29, 2020

Lemony Garlic Butter Herb Basmati Rice (Electric Pressure Cooker)



Hands down my favorite food is rice and this is the latest recipe that I'm obsessed with. I love rice so much that for me it's a main dish :) I serve this with a side of chili or black beans and a sweet potato or salad. Please use basmati rice for this recipe! It's tender and stays separated. Other rice varieties will not turn out as well.

1.5 cups basmati rice
2 cups chicken broth (or 2 cups water + 2 teaspoons better than bouillon)
4 T salted butter (or half butter, half olive oil)
½ tablespoon dried oregano
½ tablespoon dried basil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest of one lemon* (save juice for end, optional)


Spray pot with nonstick cooking spray. Add rest of ingredients (saving lemon juice for end if desired). Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Natural release for 5-10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure. Fluff well and mash and mix in garlic cloves if still intact. Taste and add lemon juice if desired. 

*if you don’t have lemon zest, just add lemon juice to taste at the end