Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Homemade Rice Mixes


I have been experimenting lately with rice, one of my not so favorite childhood side dishes. Growing up I don't remember my Mom ever making a box of Rice-a-Roni and I'm thinking that might be why I have never liked rice. It is blah, plain and boring unless you are going to jazz it up a bit with spices and flavor.

To start this out, my oldest son kept coming home from my Sister-in-Laws house and telling me that he just loved this rice that she made. Well I finally figured out what he was talking about. She made Rice-a-Roni and he loved it. So I began buying it and serving it at dinnertime and all but one really liked it.

However, the box stuff is full of salt and other "garbage" so I decided I would try to make my own with out all the salt but still have lots of flavor.

Here is my first attempt. My family really liked it but I still think it needs some more pizazz so I will continue tweaking this as time goes on.


Homemade Beefy Rice


32 oz. beef broth
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Table Blend
2 cups Jasmine rice


Place broth, pepper, salt and Mrs. Dash in a large pan.
Bring to a boil.
Add rice.
Cover with lid and bring to a boil.
Turn heat down to a medium heat, heat and let simmer till done.

3 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Well I'm just an old Cajun and we ate rice every day! Plain, with gravy on it, mainly. Sometimes as rice pudding on a lucky occasion.

Your Beefy Rice sounds savory and good! You are so right, those mixes are just salt, salt, and more salt!

Carmen C. said...

Seems like anything in a box thats easy to make is bad for us, dosen't it? I like to eat rice with just some pepper and REAL butter mixed in, but they say butters not good for us either:(

Gail said...

Hey...rice-a-roni has the little noodles in it too...if you take a small amount of spaghetti noodles and break them into little pieces, put them in the same time as the rice...and taa daa..even closer to rice-a-roni. I have tried this and it works! Use the whole wheat noodles for a little extra nutritional kick!