Seasoned Rice Mix

Seasoned rice with meat and veggies

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
350 Calories
3g Fat
73g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 562mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 8g
Calcium 50mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Make your own seasoned rice mix so you always have some on hand. You can control which spices and herbs you use, and also control the sodium content, which is out of sight in purchased mixes.

You can use white or brown rice in this recipe. The only difference between brown and white rice in this recipe (besides the fiber content and some nutrition) is in the cooking time.

Store this mixture in a dark cool place, in a tightly sealed container, up to six months. For four servings, you'll use one cup of the mix and 2 cups water. You can also use chicken stock, beef stock, or vegetable broth to cook the pilaf for more flavor.

Serve this easy pilaf along with a roasted chicken or meatloaf for a satisfying dinner.


  • 3 cups rice, uncooked long grain white or brown rice
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons instant chicken, beef, or vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix the rice, dried parsley flakes, bouillon powder, onion powder, and thyme leaves in a medium bowl.

  3. Pour into a tightly sealed glass or plastic container, and store up to 6 months.

Cooking the Seasoned Rice

  • To use the seasoned rice, in a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon butter to a boil. Stir in 1 cup of the seasoned rice mix, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes for the white rice, or 30 to 40 minutes for the brown rice, until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.