Herb Mix for Rice Recipe
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Herb Mix for Rice Recipe

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This flavorful herb mix for rice is a great recipe to mix ahead as a side with baked chicken or pork chops. Just increase or decrease the amount for the servings needed. —Arlene Haupt, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 5 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 179 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 742mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In an airtight container, combine the first six ingredients. Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (about 3/4 cup total).
  2. To prepare rice: In a saucepan, bring water and 3 tablespoons herb mix to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Herb Mix for Rice in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p43

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 258224
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

"Maybe I didn't make this right but I found it to be too bland. I had to add salt to it, and I never do that. Once the salt was added, I was able to taste the other herbs a lot better. There are other, better recipes out there. I probably won't be using this recipe again."

Brossi User ID: 8526235 247964
Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"Very nice. Used 4 tablespoons herb mix to 2 cups raw long grain rice and 3 cups water in rice cooker. May even use a little more herb mix next time or even stir through a little butter. 10/10. Thanks for a lovely recipe. Such a nice change from plain rice."

SWillard User ID: 5742051 95124
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"This is a great addition to plain rice. As the previous reviewer suggested, I used less than called for for 1 cup rice (I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of mix). I have also used this to flavor bread crumbs or flour for breading, and I dusted about 1 teaspoon on top of a pot roast before cooking."

janechristie User ID: 2192541 149410
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"I always prepare this recipe. The rice tastes great, but I use 1 tablespoon of herb mix to every 1 cup of uncooked rice.

Thank You!"

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