When you think of Texas Roadhouse, you’re probably picturing a nice streak or some of their famous ribs. But, to me none of these things make the meal on their own. It’s the sides that complete the picture and one of my favorite sides there is the seasoned rice.
It’s kind of like dirty rice and it goes with so many main dishes. Sometimes I make this copycat Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice the base of a shortcut meal and throw in some chopped Polish sausage. It’s a really easy way to get dinner on the table with as little effort as possible (and only using one pot).
Because of how this rice is made you only need to spend a little bit of time in the beginning sautéing the onions. Then you throw everything together and finish cooking it like you would regular rice.
Since the rice gets cooked in all those spices and some broth, the flavor really sinks into to every single morsel. What you end up with is a very tasty, very comforting rice dish that will please just about everyone.
You can customize this recipe pretty easily, too. Love spice? Add some more cayenne to the mix. Need this to be soy and gluten free? Use more stock instead of soy sauce.
The garnish is a bit of chopped parsley for this rich and hearty rice. It’s perfect with steak, chicken, pork, or just about any other protein you like. It really is that good- just like the original.
Copycat Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice
15m prep time
27m cook time
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice, rinsed
- 2 yellow onions, finely diced
- 4 cups regular chicken broth
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- salt to taste if needed
- 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
- Melt butter and oil in medium stockpot over medium heat. Add rice and onion and cook for 6 minutes. Add broth, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Increase heat to bring to low boil.
- Reduce heat to low or medium-low and then simmer for 20 minutes, covered. If rice dries out add 1 tablespoon water at a time until it's cooked though.
- Taste rice and add salt only if needed. Remove from heat and add parsley. Serve with chicken, pork, or beef.
Recipe adapted from You Say Potatoes.