Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice Recipe

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So, you’ve decided to make Texas roadhouse seasoned rice to integrate into your regular meal or your upcoming special event. No, it doesn’t have to be time-consuming and complex. Allow us to be a great helping hand through the preparation and cooking process!

Founded in 1993, Texas Roadhouse is popularly known for providing casual dining experiences that offer different menus, including side dishes such as green beans, steak, chicken, margaritas. The seasoned rice is another popular dish they provide for the guests – transferred from one palate to another.

Savor the moment and enjoy this simple rice copycat recipe from Texas Roadhouse. Bursting to the seams with flavor, this is one recipe you can make from home and skip the queues at their restaurant.

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Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice Recipe

3 from 88 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

303

kcal

If you’ve ever tried Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice you may have wondered how you can replicate it for yourself from home. In this recipe we show you exactly how to make this awesome rice copycat recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked, washed white rice

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)

  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium)

  • 1 cup parsley (finely chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (though you can make up to 3 teaspoon if you want it hot)

  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder & paprika

  • 1 large onion (lightly diced)

  • Pepper and salt for taste

Directions

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a big skillet.
  • Add the uncooked white rice. Cook in the butter for five to seven minutes. Stir from time to time so asto achieve an even brown color.
  • Add the thinly diced onions. Cook for more minutes.
  • Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well.
  • Bring to boil for five minutes.
  • Minimize the heat to low. Simmer for fifteen minutes until the rice becomes soft.
  • Your Texas roadhouse seasons rice is now ready to serve for your family or guests! You can add some sizzling steak or buttered shrimp according to your liking.

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories303
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12.2g 19%
    • Saturated Fat 7.6g 38%
  • Cholesterol 30mg 10%
  • Sodium 536mg 23%
  • Potassium 234mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 40.4g 14%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
    • Sugars 1.5g
  • Protein 6.4g 13%

  • Calcium 33%
  • Iron 3%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice (Gluten Free Version)

You’ll only need to switch some ingredients above. Here, you will need:

  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 stick no salt added butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth (gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup chopped curly parsley & tamari
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. In a big pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the rice and often stir until it becomes golden brown. It may take around five to six minutes.
  3. Mix the garlic powder, paprika, diced onions, pepper, and salt together. Cook and stir
  4. Add the tamari and chicken broth. Again, stir well.
  5. Turn down the heat to medium-low. Cook until the liquid has been absorbed, and the rice gets tender for approximately ten to fifteen minutes.
  6. Ready to serve!

How to Thaw Rice in a Proper and Safe Way

There are three ways you can do to thaw the rice:

  1. Thaw rice in the fridge overnight. Then, use the thawed rice in two to three days.
  2. Thaw in the microwave. Set to defrost or thaw and start defrosting in two to four-minute cycles. Make sure to check the rice at least every two minutes for an even cooking. Make sure to use the rice the same day.
  3. With the rice inside the containers, put them in the freezer bags. Fill with cold water. Check the rice every half an hour. If you think the rice is already thawed, remove it from the water and then reheat. Consume the rice the same day.

It Is Safe to Reheat the Rice

Some common belief states that it is never a good idea to reheat rice. This is not true at all, though. However, there are precautions you should pay close attention to make sure it is safe to eat. This is because rice is considered more difficultthan some other remaining foods due to the bacteria contained – often resulting in food poisoning from cooked or reheated rice. If a person suffers from food poisoning, he or she is likely to experience vomiting or diarrhea. Those with health issues might have serious complications.

Be sure the rice is piping hot all over when reheating it. To microwave, simply open the storage container and extract the lid. Allow the rice to restream for three to four minutes or until you see it is piping hot all throughout. As have mentioned earlier, serve immediately. It’s safe consuming the rice cold providing it has been stored and cooled properly. Never leave reheated rice sitting on your counter for too long; otherwise, food poisoning might probably occur. Some tend to reheat the rice repeatedly. Once is enough. This is not recommended and a good idea though! Doing so will only intensifies the danger of food poisoning.

Always wash your hands thoroughly before cooking and preparing food. This is very crucial! Cool food immediately to further minimize the growth of bacteria. You can do it by (1) putting the rice directly in the freezer or fridge, or (2) dividing the rice into light food containers and then sealing them through a lid.

Storing the Rice

Have leftovers? Save them later by storing them in the refrigerator. Cardboard take out containers might be tempting to use; however, they allow air to come into, which eventually makes leftover rice hard and chewy. Instead, transfer the cooked rice in a Ziplock plastic bag or airtight storage container and then store inside the refrigerator. If you intend to use the former, make sure to remove as much air before getting it sealed.

Conclusion

Texas roadhouse rice is one of the simple, cost-efficient yet best dishes you must try today. While this copycat recipe is not necessarily created similar to that at Texas Roadhouse, we guarantee that it is closely modeled on the textures and flavors of the popular rice.

You no longer need to beat long lines or heavy traffic just to bring this copycat rice recipe into your palate. Making the recipe on your own allows you to save ample time and money while having quality time with your loved ones. Include this delicious recipe in your cookbook and even share it with your friends!

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2 Comments

  1. I tried this and it came out amazing! It was a teensy bit oversalted for me and I kinda burnt it! Watch the heat and the seasoning!! It was great though!!! Tasted as amazing as the real deal <3

  2. Maricella Gonzales

    Very good, and easy to make.

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