Savory Herb Rice Recipe

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"I got this recipe from the mother of one of my college roommates many years ago and filed it away," writes Suzy Mercker of Lawrenceville, Georgia. "I found it one night by accident and made it for dinner. Now it's a staple that I often serve with chicken, beef, pork...or even fish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon chicken or 1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 178 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, butter and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Savory Herb Rice in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p55

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lissakay_osu User ID: 1956332 58614
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"Contrary to the others, my family and I love this rice! It's so easy to throw together and very flavorful. This has become a regular, and much requested, recipe!"

sdavis626 User ID: 3874066 74554
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"I just reviewed this and for some reason it changed my 3 stars to 5... and now it's not letting me choose 3 stars. I give it 3 stars."

sdavis626 User ID: 3874066 151705
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"This was all right, but not great. For my family, it's not worth making again... we'd much prefer Rice-a-Roni."

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