Quick Beer Rice (Only 5-Ingredients)

Beer Rice – recipe from my Mom’s vintage cookbook from the 60s. Only 5 ingredients and it’s ready in 20 minutes. Butter, rice, beer, water, and onion. Use your favorite beer for this easy side dish!! Goes with everything – chicken, pork, beef, steak, casseroles. A great weeknight side dish!

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Quick Rice Made with Beer

For Christmas, my Mom gave me one of her old cookbooks – The How to Keep Him (After You’ve Caught Him) Cookbook. It was published back in 1968. It is hilarious for today’s world. The authors give you tips for keeping your man happy and entertaining him and his friends at the beginning of each chapter. I’m sure it was all great information for a happy housewife in the 60s. It reminded me of Mad Men!

I was thumbing through the book and came across this recipe for Beer Rice. It sounded interesting, so I gave it a try. This rice only has 5 ingredients and is ready in about 20 minutes. Start with melting some butter in a skillet. Add long-grain rice and cook for a few minutes, just until the rice starts to brown. Add beer, water, and some seasonings. Cover and simmer until the rice is done.

Beer Rice - recipe from my Mom's vintage cookbook from the 60s. Only 5 ingredients and it's ready in 20 minutes. Use your favorite beer for this easy side dish!!

What to Serve with Beer Rice

  • I used a bottle of Beck’s beer, but this will work with any brand of beer. Make sure to use your favorite beer so you enjoy the flavor.
  • Use regular uncooked rice – NOT instant!
  • Can add any seasonings to the rice you prefer – cajun seasoning, garlic, seasoned salt.
  • Can substitute beef broth, chicken broth, or vegetable broth for water.
  • Use a gluten-free beer for a gluten-free side dish.
  • Can add mushrooms or peas to the rice.

We both loved this rice. It is super easy to make and tastes great! It goes with just about everything – chicken, pork, beef, steaks, casseroles. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy rice:

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Beer Rice

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Beer Rice – recipe from my Mom's vintage cookbook from the 60s. Only 5 ingredients and it's ready in 20 minutes. Butter, rice, beer, water, and onion. Use your favorite beer for this easy side dish!! Goes with everything – chicken, pork, beef, steak, casseroles. A great weeknight side dish!

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • cup long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 (12-oz) beer
  • cup water
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add rice and cook for 5 minutes, until starting to brown. Add beer, water, and onion powder.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.

Notes:

I used a bottle of Beck’s beer, but this will work with any brand of beer. Make sure to use your favorite beer so you enjoy the flavor.
Use regular uncooked rice – NOT instant!
Can add any seasonings to the rice you prefer – cajun seasoning, garlic, seasoned salt.
Can substitute beef broth, chicken broth, or vegetable broth for water.
Use a gluten-free beer for a gluten-free side dish.
Can add mushrooms or peas to the rice.

Steph

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  1. What kind of beer do you recommend for this dish? I think it would be a great side dish for a barbecue, but I'm unsure what ber to use for the cooking process.

  2. I want your pan this is in! Is it a Le Creuset? I think I may have to try this, even though I'm not sure I want my rice tasting like beer LOL Thanks for the recipe!

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