Easy Skillet Garlic Rice

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Easy Skillet Garlic Rice Recipe

Easy Skillet Garlic Rice Recipe. Get ready for a fantastic side dish that pairs perfectly with your favorite lunch or dinner!

It’s simple to make and incredibly delicious. With the combination of onion, garlic, aromatic herbs, and fluffy rice, this dish is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

This versatile recipe is a crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults. You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a flavorful and wholesome meal. It brings together all the right ingredients for a quick and tasty dish.

Each spoonful of this classic recipe is packed with flavor and goodness. The sautéed onion and garlic infuse the rice with their irresistible aromas, while the herbs add an extra layer of deliciousness.

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Easy Skillet Garlic Rice in a square white bowl.

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Closeup of Easy Skillet Garlic Rice in a square, white bowl.

Easy Skillet Garlic Rice

Nesting Lane Indulge
Easy Skillet Garlic Rice: A simple, flavorful dish that combines golden sautéed onions and garlic with aromatic herbs and rice. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, ready in just a few steps.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Add the oil into a frying pan
  • Place the frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic to the pan.
  • Cook the onions and garlic until they turn golden color.
  • Next, add the rice to the pan.
  • Pour in the broth.
  • Add thyme and a bay leaf.
  • Increase the heat to high until the mixture starts boiling.
  • Once it's boiling, reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover the pan with a lid.
  • Let it cook for about 25 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the lid, and stir to mix.
  • Put the lid back on and continue cooking.
  • After the 25 minutes, check if all the liquid has been soaked up by the rice.
  • If the liquid is absorbed, take out the bay leaf.
  • Stir in the parsley.


Calories: 264.2kcalCarbohydrates: 41.1gProtein: 6.3gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 1.2gSodium: 379mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 1.6g
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