Easy Italian Rice

Rule #244: Flippin’ a switch is all that stands between you and a delicious side dish.

This Easy Italian Rice recipe is as simple and delicious as it gets, y’all. All you need is a handful of ingredients and the beautiful flip of a rice cooker’s switch. You don’t have to have a little rice cooker to do this Easy Italian Rice dance though. You can also simmer it on the stove top Old School Style.


We have this rice cooker and absolutely love it! It cooks the rice perfectly every time with zero effort and mess. Just place a couple of paper towels in front of the cooker so the steam drops (I call them sputters) can fall onto them.


To make this Easy Italian Rice, just combine 2 cups of chicken stock, 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning, and 1 cup of uncooked white rice in a rice cooker. Turn on the rice cooker and let it do the work! Don’t break a sweat flippin’ that switch. OR if you don’t have a rice cooker, combine these ingredients in a medium stock pot. Cover, bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low until the rice is cooked through (about 20 minutes). Fluff with a fork and serve!


The rice will be perfectly cooked and full of flavor in no time!


We garnish ours with a little chopped basil and Parmesan cheese. It adds just enough flavor to send this simple side dish over the top!


Here are some Main Dishes that would pair quite perfectly with this Easy Italian Rice:

Adobo Chicken

Cauliflower Parmesan

Chicken in Wine Sauce

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Piccata

Roasted Salmon

Italian Meatballs

Lemony Boiled Shrimp with Homemade Honey Mustard

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

Roasted Chicken with Goat Cheese and Lemon

Turkey Stuffed Peppers


Cheers to a delicious meal that has a delicious little friend in this simple side dish!

Easy Italian Rice

Easy Italian Rice

2 cups chicken stock
¼ tsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup uncooked white rice
Chopped basil, for garnish
Grated Parmesan, for garnish

In a rice cooker or medium stock pot, combine chicken stock, Italian seasoning, and rice. Either turn on rice cooker or bring the mixture to a boil. If cooking on the stove, reduce the heat to a simmer once it’s reached a boiling point. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked through.

Garnish with chopped basil and Parmesan, if desired.

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