Hello and welcome to Rice Cookers 101! Today, I am excited to share with you a delicious and unique way to elevate your rice game. This garlic artichoke rice is bursting with flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds wanting more. It’s a perfect side dish to any main course or can be enjoyed on its own as a light and flavorful meal. So, let’s get started and learn how to make this easy and delicious recipe. We’ve made this garlic artichoke rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

garlic artichoke rice ingredients


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


1. Rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer and put it into a saucepan with the water.2. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.3. Once boiling, lower the heat to a simmer and cover the saucepan. Let the rice cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender.4. In a separate pan over medium-high heat, heat up the olive oil.5. Add the minced garlic to the pan with the olive oil. Cook the garlic for about 1-2 minutes, or until it starts to become fragrant.6. Add the chopped artichoke hearts to the pan with the garlic, and stir them together.7. Add the fully cooked rice to the pan with the artichoke and garlic mixture. Stir it all together.8. Add in the salt and black pepper, and stir everything together.9. Top it all off with some chopped fresh parsley, and serve the garlic artichoke rice hot. garlic artichoke rice

How long does garlic artichoke rice last in the fridge?

Garlic artichoke rice can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days after cooking. It’s important to store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh. When reheating, make sure to add a splash of water or broth to the rice to prevent it from drying out. If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as a strange odor or mold, discard the rice immediately.

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Low calorie garlic artichoke rice recipe substitutions

To make this recipe lower calorie, a few substitutions can be made. Firstly, brown rice can be used instead of white rice. Brown rice is a whole grain and is more nutritious than white rice. It is also lower in calories. Secondly, instead of using olive oil for sautéing the garlic, a calorie-free cooking spray can be used. This will significantly reduce the amount of fat and calories in the recipe. Finally, low-sodium canned artichoke hearts can be used to reduce the sodium content of the recipe. These simple substitutions can make this recipe lower calorie, while still maintaining its delicious taste and texture.

What to serve with a garlic artichoke rice?

There are many options that would pair well with garlic artichoke rice. For a complete and balanced meal, consider serving it alongside some grilled or roasted chicken, fish, or shrimp. You could also pair it with some steamed or roasted vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, or green beans. Another delicious option would be to top the rice with some sliced avocado and a sprinkle of feta cheese for added creaminess and tanginess. Finally, a simple green salad or some crusty bread would round out the meal nicely and provide some additional texture and flavor.

Whats the best sauce for a garlic artichoke rice?

The best sauce for garlic artichoke rice is a lemon garlic butter sauce. To make the sauce, melt butter in a pan and add minced garlic. Cook until fragrant, then add freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir until combined. Drizzle the sauce over the cooked rice and artichokes, and garnish with fresh parsley for extra flavor and presentation. This sauce complements the garlic and artichoke flavors and adds a tangy kick to the dish.

Garlic artichoke rice health benefits

Garlic artichoke rice has several health benefits. Firstly, garlic is known to have potent medicinal properties and has been linked to improved immune function, lower blood pressure, and reduced risk of heart disease. Artichokes are a good source of fiber, vitamins C and K, and antioxidants. Rice, on the other hand, provides energy, vitamins, and minerals. Together, they form a dish that is healthy and nutritious. However, since this recipe includes rice, it may not be ideal for people with diabetes or a low-carb diet. In this case, a healthier recipe option could be grilled chicken with roasted vegetables or a quinoa salad with avocado and grilled shrimp.

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