Herb Rice

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



  1. chilcusthusb

    It’s thyme to get cookin!

  2. drivhelosh

    I came here for this comment^

  3. chilcusthusb

    Seriously though, thyme has such a unique fragrance and flavor

  4. drivhelosh

    yeah right? I could add it to just about anything

  5. chilcusthusb

    We can all use a little more thyme…

  6. drivhelosh

    Oh nice! Another point for you

  7. chilcusthusb

    I’m here all day, I got…

  8. drivhelosh

    Ahhh someone’s on a roll

  9. chilcusthusb

    On second thought, time to stuff my face. This herb rice is heavenly with my dinner

  10. drivhelosh

    Oh you must be in a different THYME zone, lunch just finished here…and I wants herb rice

  11. chilcusthusb

    Hey you got the puns too! So, Hawaii or something?

  12. drivhelosh

    Sorry late lunch, but nope Alaska! I wish Hawaii

  13. uyvnlayernw

    Thyme for a vacation!

  14. drivhelosh

    Yesss seriously, I need to soak some rays

  15. uyvnlayernw

    Thought I’d join the party! Looked like y’all were having pun

  16. imagchowit

    Dont have Basmati. Does jasmine work?

  17. provigracno

    I’m dying inside haha this comment section is so punny

  18. gospdepichm

    these puns are getting out of hand…

  19. provigracno

    Oh we’re sorry, is it thyme to stop?

  20. gospdepichm

    i walked straight into that one

  21. sufpaiopph

    I feel like any rice works! I mean Chipotle has cilantro rice

  22. respseenco

    Chipotle = <3 <3 <3

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