Garlic-Butter Kale Rice

Try this Garlic-Butter Kale Rice, made with jasmine rice, for a colorful and flavorful side dish that’s ready in less than 10 minutes!

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Garlic-Butter Kale Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 9 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups packed kale leaves, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • A simple yet satisfying side, this Garlic-Butter and Kale Rice, made with fragrant jasmine rice, will surely impress your guests!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat butter and oil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add kale; cook for 2-3 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 it has time to soak up the delicious, zesty flavors from a 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 pre-washed, cut kale. Otherwise, opt for baby kale as you won’t have to massage the leaves. If your only option is mature kale, 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 of kale requires or prefer the convenience of a bag of cut kale, your meal will be as savory as it is delicious!

Other Veggie Options

If you are craving other veggie options, broccoli is always a winner (and kids love it too!) It’s quick and easy to prepare and the entire family will devour this Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli for a quick weeknight meal.

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 this variety of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is ready in just 90 seconds!

For other light yet refreshing dishes, fold spices or herbs into your favorite Minute® Rice variety. Whether you enjoy this aromatic Cilantro Lime Rice as a tasty snack or pair it 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.


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