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Recipe: Homemade Seasoned Rice Mix

This is handy to have and is much cheaper than buying the pre-made mixes.


  • 3 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 Tbsp. instant chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter (add when cooking)


Combine all in storage container with a tight fitting lid.

To prepare:

Combine 2 cups water and 1 Tablespoon of butter in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Stir in 1 cup of the rice mix. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes till done, or use your rice cooker if you have one.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 Minutes

Source: I do not know where I got this. I have had it a long time.

By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA

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Recipe: Homemade Rice-a-Roni

A cheaper version of the classic Rice-a-Roni mix. I hate paying high prices for the foods my family loves and try to recreate as many as possible.


  • 1 pkg. angel hair pasta or any skinny spaghetti
  • rice
  • bouillon cubes, any flavor you like
  • butter
  • onion
  • mushrooms (fresh or canned)


Put pasta into food processor and cut into about 1/4 inch pieces. Add equal parts of rice to the mix.

To cook, determine how much mix you need for the meal. Add butter or oil to saute pan, add onion and pasta mix, heat mixture until the pasta turns golden brown. Add water and your choice of bouillon Add mushrooms and simmer until tender.

By Michelle from Lanett, AL

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Recipe: Seasoned Rice Mix

This is a big time saver!

Approximate Time: 20 minutes


  • 3 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 Tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Add to Mix
  • To cook:
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups water


  1. Combine all the first set of ingredients. Store in bowl with lid.
  2. To Cook: In saucepan bring the water and butter to a boil.

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By Irishwitch [390]

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Recipe: Flavorful Rice Mix

Inspired by reading about Rice-a-Roni. We don't have it here, I made my own version. Result: a lovely smoky-tasting mix, very unusual.


  • Brown rice
  • Wholewheat spaghetti
  • Buckwheat grains
  • Pot barley


Mix equal quantities together, and store in an airtight container. Boil as for rice or spaghetti, BUT add 3 times the volume of water, as this mix is very thirsty. Pre-soaking might cut down the cooking time, but I haven't tried it yet.

When cooked, add powdered cumin, if liked, to enhance the smoky flavour. Other spices according to taste: chilli, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika.

This mix is for rice dishes where rice is the main ingredient. It is too flavourful for curries, etc.

Suggested uses: rice salads, rice-cakes, adding flavour to bean-burgers and, if you are a good bread-baker, to home-made bread-dough.

Servings: As for rice.
Prep Time: Pre-soak for a few hours, if liked. Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 - 40 mins. Minutes

By Helen from Northern Ireland, UK

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Recipe: Chicken Rice Mix


  • 4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 4 Tbsp. dry instant chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. dried tarragon leaves
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried minced onions
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until evenly distributed. Put about 1 1/3 cups into three 1-pint containers and label as "Chicken Flavored Rice Mix". Store in a cool, dry place and use within 6 to 8 months. Makes about 4 cups of mix.

To use: Mix 1 1/3 cups Chicken Flavored Rice Mix with 2 cups cold water and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. 4 to 6 servings

By Christi from Paducah, KY

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Recipe: Beef or Chicken Flavored Rice-A-Roni Mix


  • 2 cups uncooked rice (not instant)
  • 1 cup vermicelli pasta -broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 6 Tbsp. instant chicken or beef bouillon powder or granules
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme


Mix all ingredients and store in air tight container.

To use:

Shake or stir dry mixture well.

Place 1 cup mix and 2 Tbsp. butter in a skillet. Cook until vermicelli is browned.

Add 2 1/4 cups water.

Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender.

By imaqt1962 from Illinois

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Recipe: Curried Rice Mix

This curried rice mix is an interesting complement for plain chicken or pork.

  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp. dried minced onion
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder

Layer the ingredients in the order given in a 1 1/2-cup jar.

Attach this to the Jar:

Curried Rice
Serves 6

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 package Curried Rice Mix

In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil. Add the rice mix. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes.

By Kathy

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Question: Homemade Rice-a-Roni Herb Mixes

Does anyone have a homemade recipe for the herbs in Rice a Roni? I would like to use brown rice instead of the white rice in most of their boxes.

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By Judy = Oklahoma 60 750 08/05/2011 Flag

I love this webiste, she has a lot of recipes for convenience food mixes.

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