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Vegetable Rice Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2-3 servings per batch

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.


  • 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
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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