I like the idea of flavored rice like those sold in packs at the grocery store. I do not like the amount of salt and preservatives included. The recipe for Creamy Parmesan Rice has all of the flavor without the extra stuff. (I did not get a good picture of this week's recipe so click through the above link to see the final product.)
I made it in the rice cooker, which is one of my favorite kitchen tools. When W came inside for dinner, he immediately said that something smelled good. It was the Parmesan rice. The garlic and Parmesan were perfect together. Other than cooking it in a rice cooker, I followed the recipe exactly. I almost never do that, but this one truly was perfect.
We had leftovers the following day. It reheated nicely. This rice side dish will be a permanent part of my menu. It was practically as easy as a packaged mix. The flavor made it worth the extra few minutes it took to put together.