Monday, December 9, 2013

Easy Flavored Rice

Why buy flavored rice when you can make it yourself?  By simply adding a few ingredients, you can have great flavored rice at home with very little effort. Try it for yourself and see!

1 cup long-grain rice
2 cups water
1 tbls. instant beef or chicken bouillon granules
2 tsp. dried minced onion
1 tsp. thyme leaves
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 tbls. butter

Add all ingredients to a rice steamer and allow to cook.  Once done, fluff rice with a fork adding about 1-2 tsp. more butter.  Allow rice steamer to stay on "keep warm" for 15-20 minutes.  Perfect fluffy steamed rice every time.
Make this with chicken bouillon granules and other spices to "change it up."  Add sautéed sliced almonds, sliced mushrooms, or toasted pecans to make it your own.  The varieties are endless!

Yield:  4 servings