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Vegetable Rice Mix Recipe

Vegetable Rice Mix Recipe

In Alamosa, Colorado, Marjorie Carey puts together this easy rice mixture flavored with vegetable soup mix. Each batch makes a pretty side dish when you're in a hurry.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) vegetable soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons dried celery flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dried sweet red or green pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (4 cups total).
  • 2. To prepare rice: In a saucepan, combine water, butter and 1 cup rice mix. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Yield: 2-3 servings per batch.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 165 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 541 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.