October 5, 2010

Recipe: Seasoned Rice Mix

Seasoned Rice Mix
I have been on a quest for easy lately in baking.  Some days it is just too much to spend an hour in the kitchen preparing food.  Sometimes all I have is 15 minutes, as I come in from the barn or squeeze that shower in for the day...  Because when kids come home at 3:30 pm and hubby comes home after that, the house is rockin' and we might be headed to soccer or something for church. 

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! 



Anonymous said...

I found a mix at Trader Joes (I don't know if you have trader joes near your area?) that is called Basmati Rice Medley. It's basmati and wild rice with herbs and vegetables in it. Super good!
And reasonably priced too. I think it's very similar to what you've made.

Anonymous said...

Sarah that sounds good.. A sister needs our prayers posted on the blog generation cedar. A real tragedy

Alla said...

I love mixes! They do make life much easier AND they are healthier. This really sounds good, I'll have to try it.

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