Seasoned rice mix

Dietician's Tip

Keep this rice mix on hand for a quick and easy whole grain side dish.


  • 4 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons chicken-flavored, low-sodium bouillon granules
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup dried vegetable flakes
  • 2 teaspoons crushed dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Combine rice, bouillon, dried parsley, dried vegetable flakes, rosemary, marjoram, garlic powder and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well and store in an airtight container. Makes 6 cups of dry mix.

To make the seasoned rice:

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan.

Stir the rice mix to evenly distribute the particles.

Add 1 cup of rice mix to the boiling water. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir. Cover and let the rice stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Serving Information

Serves 2

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 109
Total carbohydrate: 23 g
Cholesterol: trace
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: trace
Protein: 2 g
Saturated fat: trace
Sodium: 14 mg
Total fat: 1 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Grains and grain products: 1
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Starches: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 1
Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Jun 5, 2015

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