Flavorful Green Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 28, 2022
Green onions and parsley give this green rice its name, but the appealing flavor is what makes it memorable. —Karin Bailey, Golden Colorado


  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions and parsley in oil and butter until tender, 1 minute. Add rice; cook over medium heat until rice is coated with oil and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, cayenne and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 18-20 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
Green Rice Tips

Should you stir Green Rice while it simmers?

If you want perfectly fluffy rice, don't stir it as it simmers! This is the number one rule and one of the secrets to cooking rice. Instead, follow the recipe as directed.

What else can you add to Green Rice?

This recipe is so versatile. Chives, cilantro or jalapenos are great—and green!—additions.

What can you serve with Green Rice?

This flavorful rice goes perfectly with any main dish, such as Smothered Home-Style Chicken or Garlic Beef Enchiladas.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 240 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.