Garlic and Epazote Rice + 10 Awesome International Rice Recipes
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Rice doesn't have to be boring, try this garlic and epazote herb seasoned rice. It's so delicious and super easy to cook.
Recipe type: side dish, side
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2 servings
  • half cup of long grain rice (I don't rinse, but you may if you see debris in your package)
  • 1.25 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • .75 teaspoon of dried epazote leaves (not familiar with epazote, read this & buy it here)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  1. You will need to use a good non-stick pan (with a lid) so that you can keep the oil amount low. Heat the oil and once hot add the rice; sauté it until it begins browning and releasing a nutty scent -- careful as it will burn quickly, stir often to prevent burning. Add the garlic and epazote leaves, sprinkle a little bit of salt over the rice, and stir until well combined, allow to cook for 2 minutes. Gently pour in the chicken broth — careful as it may splutter. Turn heat to medium-low, partly cover, and allow to simmer until the broth is absorbed and the rice is cooked through. Serve as a side dish to Mexican deviled chicken or dish of choice.
If you'd like to serve this rice as part of a vegetarian or vegan meal, swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth. Using plain water won't taste as good!
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at