French Butter Rice
Side Dish  Rice  French  
1/4 cup (or less) unsalted butter or olive oil (butter gives most flavor)
1/2 cup chopped onions of choice- white, red, or even shallots
2 cups favorite rinsed and drained white rice (not basmati)
3 1/4 cups vegetable stock (from bullion is fine, but of course from scratch is best)
1/2 tsp salt
Turn on rice cooker and melt butter (or heat oil) in the rice cooker pan. Add onions or shallots, and let cook until they are soft or until your rice cooker turns itself off. Stir occasionally. Put your drained rice in and stir thoroughly. Turn on rice cooker again or let it continue to cook. Stir occasionally until grains are coated with butter/oil and mixed with onions. The rice may become faintly translucent. Add vegetable stock and salt and let cook for the rest of a natural cooking cycle. (Or an entire cooking cycle).

Leave rice in machine on “warm” option for about ten minutes and then fluff the rice with a rice paddle or your favorite non metallic spoon. You can leave rice on warm until the rest of the meal is ready (not longer than 2 hours.) Serve warm. Also excellent reheated in the microwave for the next few days. Probably freezes well.