While I love my plain white rice, sometimes we need to change things up. And adding herbs is a tasty way to brighten the flavors and your health.
My favorite herb to use in this dish is thyme. Thyme, like its other mint family relatives, is known to be anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and a great antioxidant. With so many compounds, it’s said to help treat things from intestinal infections to skin conditions.
Other than eating thyme, there are a number of uses. It is used in tea, mouthwash, face masks, and nasal sprays. You can also extract essential oils from it for aromatherapy.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 garlic clove
- 1/2 cup Basmati rice, uncooked
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp thinly sliced green onion tops
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh basil
- 2 tsp minced fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons GFCF parmesan cheese
- 1/4 pine nuts
- Mince garlic, basil, and thyme
- Thinly slice green onions
- Saute garlic in oil for 1 min
- Add rice and mix
- Add water and salt
- Bring to a boil
- Cover then bring down to a simmer for 20 min, liquid should be absorbed
- Mix in green onions, basil, and thyme
- Top with cheese and pine nuts
- GFCF – gluten free casein free
- SF – soy free
- DF – dairy free
- EF – egg free
It’s thyme to get cookin!
I came here for this comment^
Seriously though, thyme has such a unique fragrance and flavor
yeah right? I could add it to just about anything
We can all use a little more thyme…
Oh nice! Another point for you
I’m here all day, I got…
Ahhh someone’s on a roll
On second thought, time to stuff my face. This herb rice is heavenly with my dinner
Oh you must be in a different THYME zone, lunch just finished here…and I wants herb rice
Hey you got the puns too! So, Hawaii or something?
Sorry late lunch, but nope Alaska! I wish Hawaii
Thyme for a vacation!
Yesss seriously, I need to soak some rays
Thought I’d join the party! Looked like y’all were having pun
Dont have Basmati. Does jasmine work?
I’m dying inside haha this comment section is so punny
these puns are getting out of hand…
Oh we’re sorry, is it thyme to stop?
i walked straight into that one
I feel like any rice works! I mean Chipotle has cilantro rice
Chipotle = <3 <3 <3