Garlic-Butter Kale Rice

Try this Garlic-Butter and Kale Rice Recipe with Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice for a colorful and flavorful side dish – ready in less than 10 minutes!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 9 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 9 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups packed kale leaves, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • A simple yet satisfying side, this Garlic-Butter and Kale Jasmine Rice will surely impress your guests!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in medium saucepan set over medium heat; cook garlic for 1 min. Add kale; cook for 2 to 3 mins or until wilted.

    Step 3

  • Add rice to kale mixture; stir in lemon juice.

    Recipe Tip

    Garnish with chopped pecans, and season with salt and pepper if desired.

How to Prepare Kale

When mixed with Jasmine Rice, kale can serve as a light meal or as a hearty side. Unlike lettuce, this leafy green doesn’t get soggy; on the contrary, kale tastes even better if they have time to soak up the delicious zesty flavors from the dressing. In fact, it’s a great choice for meal prep; simply prepare this salad in advance – one less thing to worry about come mealtime!

If you want to reduce prep time, buy a package of prewashed, cut kale. Otherwise, opt for baby kale as you won’t have to massage the leaves – yes, that’s a thing for other kale varieties. In order to get the flavor and texture just right, be sure to cut off the roots and massage the leaves. Whether you enjoy the labor of love a fresh bundle requires or prefer to the convenience of a cut kale bag, your meal will be as savory as it is delicious!

Flavorful Herbed Rice

Double down on the flavors in this recipe by swapping in Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice. As an added bonus, you’ll save a few minutes as Minute® Rice Ready to Serve grains are ready in just 90 seconds!

For other light yet refreshing dishes, fold in spices or herbs into your favorite Minute® Rice variety. Whether you enjoy this aromatic Cilantro Lime Rice as a tasty snack or pair with fajitas or tacos, it never ceases to please! Chock full of fresh herbs, peppery arugula and tangy feta, this refreshing Mint and Feta Rice Salad is the light meal you didn’t even know you were craving! From sauces to salad dressings, Savory Stir-In possibilities are endless – get the most out of your meal with the flick of the wrist.

If you are looking for a super easy weeknight meal, try our cheesy chicken and rice casserole.

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