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Create your own homemade rice mixes similar to Rice a Roni. This page contains homemade rice mix recipes.


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By 10 found this helpful
January 27, 2012
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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July 21, 2014

This is a big time saver!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Source: My Files


  • 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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December 5, 20040 found this helpful

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

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

Attach this to the Jar:

Curried Rice
Serves 6

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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By 0 found this helpful
August 20, 2012
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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By 0 found this helpful
February 23, 2007


  • 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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