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Simple Herb Rice Recipe

"I revised an old stuffing recipe several times to come up with this simple savory side dish," shares Lisa Mathew of Buffalo, Missouri. "It's a breeze to prepare using instant rice, and everyone loves its herb flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes or reduced-sodium chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups instant rice
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; add to the skillet. Stir in rice, parsley, sage and celery salt if desired.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with reduced-fat margarine and reduced-sodium bouillon and without celery salt) equals 202 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.