Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice

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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice is full of flavor and easy to make. This seasoned rice recipe is a wonderful side dish to many meals and can be made in about 30 minutes.

Plate of rice with steak in the background.


 

Texas Roadhouse is a popular casual restaurant that can be found across the country. They serve a variety of dishes like steak, chili, green beans, and are known for their hot rolls and cinnamon butter.

They often serve their seasoned rice as a side dish to many of their meals. This dish is considered a rice pilaf because the rice is first toasted in butter, than cooked with broth and spices.

Ingredients needed

Rice – Traditionally made with long grain, white rice but you could substitute with basmati or Jasmine rice. You will want to rinse of the rice to help remove some of the starch so that it doesn’t get mushy.

Butter – Feel free to use salted or unsalted. I prefer using unsalted to have more control over the sodium in the recipe.

Onion – Used for some added flavor and texture.

Soy Sauce – Adds some salty flavor

Paprika – Gives a little smokiness.

Parsley – Added for some fresh flavor and color, you could also use dried parsley.

Garlic Powder – Feel free to substitute with a tablespoon of minced garlic if you prefer.

Onion Powder – Another layer of flavor.

Cayenne Pepper – A hint of heat but feel free to leave it out or add more if you like spicy.

Chicken Broth – This is used to cook the rice. Chicken broth adds an extra layer of flavor to the rice. You could substitute with water.

Salt and Pepper – Season to taste.

Bowls with seasonings and rice.

How to make Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice

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  1. Place the butter in a large skillet and melt over medium heat. Stir in the rice and sauté for about 5 minutes. Make sure to continuously stir.
  2. Stir in the onions and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the soy sauce, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne and parsley.
  4. Pour in broth. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat and let the rice simmer for 12-15 minutes. You want the liquid to fully absorb.
  6. Remove from heat and season with a little salt and pepper. Serve warm.

How to store cooked rice

This seasoned rice will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Make sure to let it completely cool and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How to reheat

If you end up having leftovers you can reheat rice in the microwave or on the stove.

Microwave: Place the rice in a microwave safe container. Add 1 tablespoon of water. Break up the rice with a fork and then microwave for about one minute or until heated through.

Stove: Place the cold rice in a saucepan. Pour 1 tablespoon of water over the rice and break up the clumps with a fork. Cover with a lid and heat over medium low heat until warmed through.

Recipe tips

Give the rice a rinse under cold water to help remove some of the starch. This well help the rice be fluffy and not mushy. Place the rice in a fine mesh strainer and place under cold water until it runs clear.

If you like a little heat, add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the seasoning.

If the broth evaporates before the rice is finished cooking, add 1/4 cup extra broth and let it finish cooking.

Feel free to add a few vegetables like peas, chopped carrots, and or celery for added flavor and texture.

What to serve with Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice

This rice dish pairs well with so many things. You can eat it on it’s own, use for meal prep through the week, use it in burritos, rice bowls or serve alongside dishes like:

Fork going into rice.

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Rice on a plate.
4.91 from 111 votes

Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice

By Heather
This copycat Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice is full of flavor and makes a great side dish to many meals.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups white rice (Do not use brown rice.)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock

Instructions 

  • Place the butter in a large skillet and melt over medium heat. Stir in the rice and sauté for about 5 minutes. Make sure to continuously stir.
  • Stir in the onions and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the soy sauce, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne and parsley.
  • Pour in broth. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and let the rice simmer for 12-15 minutes. You want the liquid to fully absorb.
  • Remove from heat and season with a little salt and pepper. Serve warm.

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Nutrition

Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 2227mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1892IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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45 Comments

  1. Hi, can you clarify in the directions if the lid is supposed to be on or not during the longer simmering process? I tried to follow someone’s comment by keeping the lid off but the rice is still not cooked after 30 min. Thank you 😬

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious and everyone will eat it. I make this recipe at least once a week and add whatever fresh veggies I have.