Texas Roadhouse Rice Recipe

Texas Roadhouse Rice Recipe

If you are a pilaf rice lover, then you must be familiar with Texas Roadhouse. Though their specialized item is steaks, their side dishes are quite praise-worthy.Well, among them I love the seasoned rice most. For quite a long time, I was thinking about preparing my favorite seasoned rice or pilaf rice. I was really surprised when I noticed that cooking the Texas Roadhouse style seasoned rice is quite easy. And the dish tastes quite amazing. So, this copycat Texas roadhouse rice recipe is all that you want to prepare.

Texas roadhouse seasoned rice recipe:

While preparing the seasoned rice, you need to use the correct amount of the ingredients. In this article, I’m going to share the best homemade seasoned rice recipe, you have ever tried. You need to just follow the recipe properly.


  • 2 cups of Long grain white rice
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cayenne pepper or as per your taste
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic powder
  • 11/2 shallot
  • 2 tbsp. of paprika
  • 1 tbsp. of salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp. of black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. of white pepper

How to make Texas roadhouse seasoned rice step by step: 

Step 1: Rinse the 2 cups of long-grain white rice entirely so that there is no dust or other particle left in the rice. Usually, I prefer to wash the rice three times, ensuring the cleanliness of the water. When your rice is fully washed, the water becomes transparent. 

Step 2: Place the rice into a colander to strain the rice. This process helps you further while cooking rice.

Step 3: Now, take out a large skillet and add 1 stick of butter or margarine into the skillet. I always prefer using margarine instead of butter because of the health issue. Trust me! There is no variation of taste. You will barely find a difference between margarine and butter.

Step 4: Over medium-low heat, melt the margarine, and add the half-dried white rice. Occasionally, stir the rice to coat the melted margarine. Cook the rice for approximately 7 minutes or until the rice simulates a light brown color with a buttery smell.

Step 5: By this time, finely dice the shallot and fresh parsley, and add them into the rice. Cook the browning rice for another 2 minutes to get the shallot tender. Add the remaining spices: garlic powder, black pepper, white pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Let the spices set into the rice for another 5 minutes.

Step 6: Well, now it is time for adding the special ingredients that mainly boil the rice. Pour 4 cups of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of low-fat soy sauce. You must remember the rice-water/chicken broth proportion. I have poured 4 cups of chicken broth (You can use here chicken stock also), for 2 cups of rice. Anyways, stir with a wooden spoon.

Step 7: After 5 minutes, you will notice that the chicken broth has come to the boiling point. Now, turn down the heat into simmer so that the rice can be gently cooked.

Step 8: Covering the skillet with a lid, cook in simmer point for 15 minutes. When the rice is tender and the chicken broth is completely absorbed, your Texas roadhouse seasoned riceis ready.

Texas roadhouse Rice Pilaf recipe:

There’s another pilaf rice recipe I want to share with you guys that is spicier than the previous one. As a foodie, I have been to Texas Roadhouse several times. So, in their pilaf rice, I have noticed orzo pasta once. Orzo pasta is quite similar in the size of long-grain rice. So, to make your seasoned rice a different texture in taste, try this recipe. I bet you will love this too.


  • ½ cup of uncooked orzo pasta
  • 3 ½ cups of chicken stock 
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 3 tablespoons of butter 
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 fresh bay leaves 
  • 1 cup of chopped onions 
  • 1 cup uncooked of long-grain white rice
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper

For garnish: 

  • Fresh parsley, chopped


Step 1: To savor this special Texas roadhouse rice, you need to preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dice the garlic clove and set aside. Chop the onion finely in the amount of one cup. Keep the ingredients ready so that you don’t need to be bothered while cooking.

Step 2: Taking out a Dutch oven, add 1/2 cup of orzo pasta for dry toasting. The heat should be over medium-low. Brown the orzo pasta stirring with a spatula for 5 minutes.

Step 3: After 5 minutes, remove the pasta from heat, and transfer into a bowl. 

Step 4: In the Dutch oven, over low heat, melt the butter and heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. You can use either butter and olive oil. Now, you need to add the chopped onions into the melted butter. Stirring time to time, sauté the chopped onions until they become transpicuous. 

Step 5: Now add the finely rinse rice into the Dutch oven, and cook for another 5 minutes. By this time, the rice gets light brown color. 

Step 6: You need to add the diced garlic and to set the flavor stir for 1 minute before adding other ingredients. 

Step 7: Include 2 bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and dry-toasted pasta. You need to stir them well so that the spices can be mixed up with rice. 

Step 8: Pour the chicken stock into the mixture. You will find out bubbling up the liquid as you are pouring it. So, pour gently or else it can be fallen out. 

Step 9: Now stirring the mixture, cover it with a lid, and place in the oven for 30 minutes. 

Step 10: After 30 minutes, remove from the oven. Fluffing the rice, transfer your special pilaf rice in a casserole dish. 

Garnish your dish with chopped parsley and enjoy. From the Texas roadhouse menu nutrition facts, we can learn about the calories of seasoned rice. If you are on a diet, still you can have this meal as it belongs only to 199 calories in the per bowl. So, you can easily savor your dish without any second thought.


Whether with only white rice or orzo pasta and white rice, both of your dishes taste best. In a small gathering or family reunion, the seasoned rice is a perfect side dish to enjoy. For more famous copycat recipes, stay connected with us.

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