Parmesan Rice

Creamy Parmesan Rice has so much flavor from freshly grated Parmesan cheese and garlic plus a touch of lemon juice.

Creamy Parmesan Rice with lots of cheese and garlic flavor.

 

The rice gets cooked in a mixture of chicken broth and milk instead of water. The chicken broth flavors the rice and the milk helps make it creamy.

Plain rice can be kind of boring and it is not one of the more popular side dishes at my house. But Creamy Parmesan Rice is a whole different story.

Creamy Parmesan Rice with lots of cheese and garlic flavor.

 

The creaminess factor together with tons of flavor from Parmesan cheese and garlic elevates this rice dish to a crave-worthy side.

Creamy Parmesan Rice with lots of cheese and garlic flavor.

 

It takes a little more time to make than one of those flavored rice packets from the store. But the flavor is much, much better.

I buy a piece of Parmesan cheese and grate it with a Microplane Grater. I love how finely it grates things, plus it is super sharp making it easy to quickly grate a lot of cheese.

Creamy Parmesan Rice with lots of cheese and garlic flavor.

 

Creamy Parmesan Rice makes the perfect side for any Spring meal.

Creamy Parmesan Rice with lots of cheese and garlic flavor.

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4.75 from 4 votes
Creamy Parmesan Rice with lots of cheese and garlic flavor.
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Parmesan Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Creamy Parmesan Rice has so much flavor from garlic and freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus a touch of lemon juice.

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a medium pot. Add onion and cook until softened.
  2. Add garlic and rice. Stir with a wooden spoon and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken broth and milk. Bring to a simmer. Cover pot and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and lemon juice.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 thoughts on “Parmesan Rice

  1. Made this with brown rice and it’s a huge hit! The entire family, including very picky toddlers, love this dish! We also added baked chicken for a rice bowl. Will make again! I did remove the lid after 20 minutes and let some of the liquid evaporate-I think the brown rice didn’t absorb as much as white and it was a medium grain.

  2. Made this for dinner last night, to go with baked cod and steamed broccoli, and it was delicious! It tastes like a packaged rice side, but better, and with whole food ingredients which I really like. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. You can never go wrong with rice and you can never go wrong with cheese. By my calculations, I believe that makes this recipe totally, totally right. I love this!!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  4. I think I could eat rice every day. I’m always looking for new ways to make it. And this sounds great. Holy cow, all that cheese! I love it!

  5. Rice is something I grew up on and I can never get enough. I could eat the entire bowl of this — I love the addition of parmesan, lemon, and garlic!

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