Stick of Butter Rice
I grew up eating this rice dish and completely forgot about it until my mom randomly decided to make it as a side dish for Christmas last year!! I started posting about recipe testing it a few weeks back and got a huge number of responses from people saying their moms used to make this dish too and that it goes by several diff names. "Stick of butter rice" was my personal fave, lol.
The fact that there's an entire stick of butter in it means you know it's going to be amazing and super comforting. That said, there are ways to make it a bit healthier. You can use plant-based butter, I've made it with both dairy and plant-based butter and both turned out to taste very similar. When my mom made it on Christmas, she made her own french onion soup base with caramelized onions and beef broth!! So that would be another way to maybe eliminate some sodium and give it a more natural feel if you don't want to use the canned soup.
I also love how EASY this recipe is - 5 ingredients total and only three steps. It's probably the easiest side dish you will ever make and it's always a huge hit at dinner. Makes enough for 4-6 sides, can be doubled in the same size pan.
2/17/2021 01:06:31 pm
Yes! My family has a similar recipe too! Super yummy and totally a comfort dish when I go home!
2/21/2021 08:16:33 am
Can you use brown rice for this and fresh mushrooms too?
4/2/2021 05:43:19 am
Hi! Not sure about brown rice because there’s a bit of a different flavor and I’m not sure if it takes longer to cook? You’ll need the juice from the canned mushrooms so if you use fresh the dish might need additional liquid to make up for that.
3/6/2021 02:07:22 pm
For the onion soup mix did you mean an envelope?
4/2/2021 05:41:51 am
Hi, no! 10 oz can like it says in the ingredient list. ;)
4/1/2021 03:44:53 pm
Are you supposed to cover the pan when baking? The flavor was great but mine was a little dried out.
4/2/2021 05:40:53 am
Hi — my family has never covered it before baking. Did you by chance discard the juice from the mushroom can? That can make it turn out more dry.
7/25/2021 06:03:17 pm
Yum yum yum!!! Finally made this and so happy I did!
9/24/2022 06:52:56 am
Have a family recipe identical to this that I love. But instead of the beef broth and French onion soup, we use 2 cans of beef consumé. I'll have to try this version for sure. Thanks for posting!
12/14/2022 01:26:00 pm
Can you use risotto?
12/15/2022 04:17:20 am
Do you need to use beef broth? Any substitutes?
12/16/2022 08:08:55 am
Have you ever tried adding bone in chicken thighs when cooking?
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