Brooke Marie

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Seasoned Rice

Seasoned Rice Recipe

This seasoned rice is something I use with a multitude of recipes. You could use this with your Chicken Stir-Fry, your burrito, tacos, or rice and beans bowl…or even as a side to complement any dish!

First, gather all of your amazing ingredients. I used white rice, ancho chile powder, lime juice, onion powder, chile with lemon, cumin, garlic, and fresh ground black pepper. Oh, and butter. Which didn’t make it into the picture, sawwy!

Rice Ingredients

The first thing you want to do is get your cast iron skillet going, and once it’s hot, toss in a tablespoon or two of butter. Just enough to grease the pan with a little extra to sauté your garlic and onions! I like to use butter rather than oil, especially since the smoke point of olive oil is so low.

Rice Sauteed

Get the garlic and onions cookin’ and wait till the onions are translucent to add in the rice. You might need to add some more butter at this point.

Rice Pan

Pour your rice in, add your seasonings, and brown evenly.

Seasoned Rice

Seasoning in!

Rice Saute

Starting to look good!

Rice Broth

At this point, pour in your broth, turn the heat down to low and cover! Simmer until the broth evaporates, taste, and season to your liking…then you’re done! Toss the rice and enjoy.

Finished Rice

This recipe can be used a side dish for your ribs, a base for your chicken stir fry, or as a side for a delicious chicken recipe. Whatever way you decide to use this recipe, you will enjoy it because it’s flavorful and full of love. Well, I guess the love part depends on what you put into it. But even if you don’t put love into it, you’ll like it because it’s pretty darn good. Enjoy with your family and friends!

Simple and Versatile Seasoned Rice


  • - 2 tablespoons butter
  • - 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • - 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • - 2 teaspoons each of ancho chile powder and chile con limon
  • - 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • - 2 cloves garlic
  • - 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • - 1/2 small red onion
  • - 1 cup chicken broth
  • - 2 cups white rice


  1. Heat your cast iron skillet and chop your onion and garlic in the meantime.
  2. Once your cast-iron is hot, toss 2 tablespoons of butter into the pan. Sauté your onions and garlic until fragrant and the onions are translucent. Once that happens, add your 2 cups white rice and brown. You may need to add a little more butter at this point.
  3. Add all of your seasonings and stir constantly, making sure your rice doesn't burn but that it browns evenly.
  4. Once your rice has browned, pour in your chicken broth, turn the heat to low, and cover.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes or until the broth has evaporated.
  6. Toss the rice and enjoy by itself or as a side!

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