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

One serving (2/3 cup) equals 178 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 490 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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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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!"

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."

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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