|Seasoned Rice Mix|
It is tempting to buy one of those pre-made, high sodium meals when you know those busy evenings are inevitable... But I JUST haven't been able to bring myself to doing it. What I decided to do was make some healthier, pre-made things- even if I have to figure it out on my own!
The Internet is so full of info, so I started there first! I have found several recipes! Of course "revision" is my middle name, so I always tweak things a bit. BUT, I am on my way!
One recipe I found, we have tried and approved! It is a seasoned rice mix recipe. It was GREAT with home raised chicken and veggies!
The one PROBLEM with this recipe, is that I can't locally find any chicken bouillon that doesn't contain MSG. I DID find some on Amazon.com that I am ordering. There is THIS VERSION that is Organic and THIS little bit cheaper version that is not organic. Both have no added MSG.
So, on to the recipe!
Seasoned Rice Mix
3 C. uncooked long grain rice
6 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1/4 C. dried parsley flakes
2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
Combine and store in airtight container.
To Prepare: Combine 2 C. water and 1 Tbsp butter in sauce pan. Bring to boil. Stir in 1 rounded cup of rice mix. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
I think it would also taste awesome to add some small chopped veggies like onion, carrot, peas, etc to this at the very end of the simmer! It is cheap and easy, and healthy!