I’m back today with a copycat recipe.
Have you ever been to the Texas Roadhouse restaurant before? The first time I had their seasoned rice I was in love. Granted, I thought it might be a little spicy but loved it just the same.
I saw a copycat for this the other day and wanted to try it. My daughter and I have had three go arounds with this recipe and not one turned out 🙁 It looked like a ton of spice but my daughter said it would probably be fine for the amount of rice it called for. I fixed it exactly like the recipe called for but one difference, I put mine in the instant pot.
Friends, it was so hot! We couldn’t even eat a teaspoon of it. Once it cooled, I threw the whole thing into the garbage. NOW, I was on a mission to figure this out. I decided to make half a batch, just in case the recipe didn’t work and I had to throw it out again.
Here’s how it went down.
Start with the seasonings: parsley, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.
Using my cast iron pan, I first melted the butter in the pan and then added the rice. When the rice just starts to brown, add the chopped onions. This may take 5 or so minutes. Once the rice is browned, I took everything out of the cast iron and spooned it into the instant pot.
Sorry, can’t find the picture of it or maybe I didn’t take one.
To this, you want to add soy sauce, chicken broth, better than bouillon, and seasonings.
Side Note: I mixed all the seasonings together but I did not use all of it. I added just 2 1/2 tsp. to a cup of rice mixture and for this particular recipe I halved everything.
Let the rice cooker do its thing. It usually takes about 20 minutes give or take and then when it switched to warm mode, let it sit another 10 minutes.
It was so delicious. And as my daughter said, it was seasoned perfectly with a hint of heat. My husband even went back for seconds and said he loved it. I think we got it right but you should make it and let us know.
We prefer the rice cooker because it seems to cook the rice correctly even if there is a little more water or chicken broth but we had a hard time with the stove top method, that could just be us.
Let me know if you make it and what you think!
Cheryl's Copy Cat Texas Roadhouse Rice
- Instant Pot
- This recipe below is the full recipe, not cut in half.
- 2 cups white rice I used long grain
- 4 oz butter 1 stick
- 1 onion diced
- 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1 tsp. chicken better than bouillon
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp. parsley I used dried
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper can use more if you like it hot
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt I used salted butter and omitted the salt