Betty’s Herb Garden Update + Tantalizing Herbed Rice Recipe


In this video, Betty gives an update on her herb garden, pointing out the growth of her onion chives, sage, oregano, basil, rosemary, tarragon, flat leaf Italian parsley, curly parsley, and thyme, as well as her tomato and pepper plants. The mint that was planted in the garden earlier has been moved to a pot, which is planted in the ground away from the herb garden! While at the herb garden, I snipped off a bit of curly parsley, thyme, and basil for making a tantalizing dish of Herbed Rice. (The recipe is below.) I also showed how I cut back herbs that are growing so fast that they are already beginning to flower. Ingredients: 3 cups chicken broth 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce ½ teaspoon celery seed ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, snipped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, snipped 1 teaspoon fresh basil, snipped 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain white (or brown) rice Place 3 cups chicken broth in a pot that has a lid that fits tightly. To the chicken broth add 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ½ teaspoon celery seed, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons fresh, snipped parsley, 1 teaspoon fresh, snipped thyme, and 1 teaspoon fresh, snipped basil. (If you do not have fresh herbs, use 1/3 the amount of dried herbs.) Place the pot of herbed chicken stock over medium-high heat, and bring it to a boil. Add 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain rice. Cover, with a lid that fits, and reduce heat to low. Cook the rice for 14 to 15 minutes, or until

25 Responses to “Betty’s Herb Garden Update + Tantalizing Herbed Rice Recipe”

  1. LESTER7L1 says:

    I love herbs in rice and in grits also. As a former home owner and a condo dweller for many years I know how animals, SEA GULLS, squirrels lol love our herbs and other garden treats Betty. Thank you.

  2. skabibble says:

    I love those fresh herbs, Betty! I think I told you last year, how much I appreciate you’re use of the herbs from your garden:) Everything looks great.. and I still watch for your recipes. Your thoughtful approach to cooking makes learning a pleasure:)

  3. Robind0514 says:

    I love rice, I will try this for sure. Thanks.

  4. bettyskitchen says:

    @barbershop22 Well, I don’t consider them to be perfectly white, but there are a few easy tricks you can do. Drink cola drinks and tea through a straw. (Don’t worry about coffee; there’s nothing you can do about that. However, if you drink a lot of coffee or smoke, these will keep your teeth from being white.) One thing I do about every 6 months is to do whitening gel for about 2 hours a night for about 2 weeks. It’s carbamide peroxide 20%-you can get in on eBay (with trays) inexpensively!
    -B

  5. barbershop22 says:

    How do you keep your teeth so white?

  6. squirrel6158 says:

    lol OMG we so say herbs here in the uk not erbs!!!! way betty says it sounds like and forgive me please se is eaither A. DRUNK or B. A THUG LOL!! no offence or disrespect betty as we all love u!!!, its just in english the H IS always spoken here and i know u guys do it different just makes me laugh

  7. HattieLovesCattie says:

    @squirrel6158 My Mom would get on me years ago for saying herb instead of erb.

  8. bettyskitchen says:

    @kawaiiglo Hi! I’m glad to hear that you are from Lexington. Kentucky is such an amazing state, with so much to see and do! You might be interested in some of my “leftover” meals. I made Beef Stew from leftover Crock Pot Beef Roast, and I made pot pie from leftover Crock Pot Turkey. Anytime I make something like chicken salad, it definitely can be from leftover chicken. Also, any of my casseroles like chicken, ham, beef, can be made from meat that has been previously cooked.–Betty 🙂

  9. kawaiiglo says:

    i love your recipes! and i actually make them according to your servings too. but i only cook for two just like you… but i have a lot left over by the end of the meal.. and my brother (whom i raise) doesnt like too much of left overs (more so, because he is young and doesnt like repeats on meals). could you possibly make video on meals that uses leftovers that carry on to new meal with minimal time and ingredients? thank you so much!!! ps. im from kentucky (lexington) and i miss it so much!

  10. JimboJitsu says:

    Great video, love the fresh herb with rice! Thanks for sharing!

  11. makeupbynumbers says:

    @squirrel6158 to me it’s weird when people pronounce the “h” because not many people do that and it sounds funny.

  12. Mech1000 says:

    @squirrel6158 The H is Silent 😡

  13. Mech1000 says:

    Thanks. I never realized that Fresh is equal to 1/3 as dried. That rice looked really good. I can’t wait to try it with a few chicken recipes 🙂

  14. ideagirlconsulting says:

    great idea teaching us gardening tips and cooking :))

  15. bettyskitchen says:

    @squirrel6158 Apparently you guys say it differently. An online dictionary explains it all:

    “herb
    –noun
       /urb or, especially Brit., hurb/”

    A famous quote attributed to George Bernard Shaw goes: “Britain and America are two nations divided by a common language.” I think he was onto something. –Betty 🙂

  16. PrettylindaCp says:

    i was wondering if you could do some summer treats like desserts. Fancy desserts and new ones. Sweet ones!!! 😀 if you could. i will love to try this rice and the fruit ones.

  17. bettyskitchen says:

    @NinaLuvsFriedChicken Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m glad you are going to try planting some herbs. I watered mine the day I planted them, and then (during the past month or so) we have had a lot of rain, and I have not needed to water them at all. The plants are well-established now, so I will only need to water them this summer if there is a drought. If you plan to plant yours in pots, you will need to water them regularly–anytime they look the least bit wilted.–Betty 🙂

  18. NinaLuvsFriedChicken says:

    Betty you inspired me to buy some herb seeds (Chives, Oragano, rosemary and Basil) I will be planting them one day this week…How often do you water yours? 🙂

    Yum, The rice looks amazing, ideal to serve at bbq’s 🙂

  19. squirrel6158 says:

    yes we do, we always say the H its sounds so funny kistening to you speaking with out the h lol great vid keep em coming

  20. adamj108 says:

    @squirrel6158 That’s how you properly pronounce the word. The ‘H’ is silent so you say erb.

  21. squirrel6158 says:

    why dont u guys say the H?? its HERBS but your saying erb???????????

  22. HattieLovesCattie says:

    Those herbs have really grown Betty.I know y’all had that rain recently too.

  23. aglanceatmyworld says:

    I’m going to have to give this a try sometime!

  24. jimdog1964 says:

    (Sigh)….Man….here I am eating a “hot and spicy” beef stick with a slab of cheddar cheese. After watching this, I’m now STARVING! Oh, the joys of being a bachelor….

  25. Eyelure1 says:

    such a good ide and looks so yummy! xx

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