Usually I cook meals at home, but while doing so I sometimes take shortcuts by using boxed items. One of these is seasoned rice.
One brand of seasoned rice lists among the ingredients artificial flavorings and other things I feel are not necessary for a tasty rice dish. Some of these ingredients are: hydrolyzed (corn, soy, wheat), sugar, protein, folic acid, niacin, thiamin (mononitrate), artificial flavors (smoked, tomato, carrot), antolyzed yeast extract (aka. salt enhanced yeast), torula yeast, colorings, and orzo/rice-shaped pasta made from whole durcim wheat memelia. Say what? A rice dish contains pasta?
My attempt to make healthy seasoned rice yielded the following recipe. Very good! At least Hubby approved.
Seasoned Rice (Vee’s Version)
Combine is saucepan:
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
⅛ teaspoon ground tumeric
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon white pepper
3¼ cups water
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
Bring to a boil and then add:
1½ cups uncooked Long Grain/Wild Rice Mix
Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
Remove from heat and let set for 10 minutes.
Fluff with a fork.
Maybe I can start growing my own rice now.
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