Parmesan Rice

Parmesan Rice

Spice up your rice with Home Made Simple chef Laila Ali’s Parmesan-flavored side dish.

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

1½ cups long-grain rice
2½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt

Avocado chunks
Sour cream
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil or butter in a medium pot over medium heat to sauté the vegetables
  2. Add the shallot and sauté until it begins to soften
  3. Add the garlic and rice
  4. Stir the ingredients in the pot and cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes
  5. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice and salt
  6. Cover and reduce the heat to low
  7. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until rice is tender and broth is fully absorbed
  8. Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the Parmesan cheese and parsley. Garnish with cilantro, avocado, sour cream or cheese as desired. Serve immediately

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