Homemade Seasoned Rice Mix

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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
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  • 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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January 30, 20120 found this helpful

I love the Rice A Roni seasoned rice mixes but they are pricey if not on sale. I am excited to try this recipe so I can have my own frugal version and not have to wait for sales! Thanks, Elaine!



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January 30, 20120 found this helpful

I really love to try this since I recently change all my sugar and salt intake. Too much sugar and salt are in the store bought mixes. This is nice I can control what I put in the mix and still enjoy seasoned rice.

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January 30, 20121 found this helpful

The great thing about this recipe is you can switch out the thyme with seasonings like oregano and Italian or poultry seasoning to vary the flavor. Am going to give this a try but think will increase the chicken bouillon quite a bit simply because I prefer the base flavor to be strongest of the seasonings.


Hope you don't mind me making a suggestion. Reduce the rice to 2 cups and substitute the other 1 cup with vermicelli (you can find the already small type in the Mexican food isle) and then brown the vermicelli in the butter before adding the other ingredients. Doing this will make it more like Rice a Roni if you're a Roni fan.

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January 30, 20122 found this helpful

My grand daughter who lives with me is gluten intolerant. And all the commercial mixes have vermicelli in them and therefore she cannot eat them. This will solve the problem as it is just rice with flavorings. I think I would add more bouillon. Thanks for the recipe. I will also add a can of white meat chicken.

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