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Flavorful Green Rice

Green onions and parsley give this rice its name, but the appealing flavor is what makes it memorable.—Karin Bailey, Golden, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • In a large saucepan, saute onions and parsley in oil and butter for 1 minute or until tender. 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.
  • Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 240 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • weyrcat
    Jan 3, 2021

    I ended up with huge bunches of parsley and green onions and this was the recipe that came up when I googled. I'm glad someone said I can make it with regular onion and dried parsley because it is Delicious and Easy!

  • nmrenee
    Dec 27, 2020

    It was about 15 years ago that I first saw this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine. It has been my go-to since. My family loves it. I have substituted the fresh parsley for dried, and chives for the onion. I usually only use 1 Tbsp of butter.

  • triple7blessed
    Apr 25, 2013

    I have a family of 7 with 5 kids aged 23-14 so I usually have to double all recipes. In doubling it, I had only 2 bunches of green onions, so I added a large chopped onion. I also left out the cayenne. It was delicious. I am making it again tonight. I have decided also that in the near future I will make a very large batch of this and freeze for quick meals. Another thing I thought about doing is adding boneless chicken to the recipe for a one-dish meal. I will let you know how it turns out! Thanks!

  • Rhondie7
    Jan 23, 2013

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  • voisincook
    Dec 25, 2012

    We enjoyed this. I did substitute dried parsley and cut back slightly on the cayenne which still gave the rice a bit of a kick! It's a nice side dish.

  • Kim Voisin
    Dec 25, 2012

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    Sep 17, 2012

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    Sep 13, 2012

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  • beverlysue
    Aug 17, 2011

    This has become a family favorite side dish. It's just wonderful!