This flavorful rice makes an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and vegetables. You can also mix it with chopped fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and sweet peppers for a hearty and fresh side salad, perfect for a summer picnic or potluck.
Yield: 4 servings
- 2 cups chicken, beef or vegetable stock
- 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp chopped fresh chives
- 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- Combine all ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil, stirring well.
- Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is done.
- Fluff with a fork and serve hot.
Featured Ingredient: German Thyme
Highly aromatic, with a slightly minty, herbaceous flavor, German thyme enhances meat dishes, eggs, cheeses, soups, and sauces, and is a primary component of both Bouquet Garni and Herbes de Provence. Use it to elevate the flavor of good ole' beef stew, too! This tiny-leaved thyme is among the most aromatic, more so than larger-leafed varieties. You may also hear it called winter thyme, because it is one of the most cold-hardy of all the thymes. Thyme is an easy herb to grow, and does very well in containers, as it needs well-drained soil. With such versatility, learn how to grow your own thyme and always have it on hand.