Peruvian Garlic Rice

This garlicky white rice is a daily side dish in Peru, and itʼs so fluffy when it is perfectly cooked that you could probably count every grain.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped scallions


  • Heat the oil and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and salt, and add the boiling water.
  • Cover tightly, reduce heat to low, and cook undisturbed until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork, top with scallions, and serve.