Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Seasoned Rice Mix

Mix up a batch of this seasoned rice mix
for your pantry or as small gifts.
 Uncle Ben's and a few seasonings.
 Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
and whisk to combine well.
Divide mixture into 3 containers.
Snack size Ziploc bags are a perfect fit.
 I formed plastic wrap on the bottom of
a glass before inserting into a mug.
I have lots of Christmas mugs that I pick up
when thrifting. See my collection HERE.
Add  directions, and ribbon and it
make a nice little food gift in a Christmas mug. 
It can be part of a gift basket, 
or just tuck in a check for your Christmas tips 
to all the people whose services you have used
 throughout the past year; mailman, yardman, salon, 
dog groomer etc.  

Seasoned Rice Mix
3 C uncooked long-grain rice
Uncle Ben's
1/4 C dried parsley flakes
2 T chicken bouillon granules
2 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 dried thyme
Stir together all ingredients, mix well.
 Place 1 C mixture into 3 airtight containers.
Or store in one large container and scoop out
the amount you need to prepare;
 measuring 1 part rice to
2 parts water. 
Directions for gift card
Combine 2 C water, 1 T butter and rice mix
in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stir and
cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Fluff with fork and serves. 
4 servings



  1. Awesome idea ! Have a wonderful evening !

  2. You're so thoughtful. Thanks for the recipes and easy gift ideas.

  3. I like this recipe and the whole idea. Won't people be surprised to find rice rather than a hot chocolate mix or Russian tea?

  4. This is such a good idea! I am new to your blog, so I've just spent some extra time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. One a fantastic idea; love this combination of ingredients.

  6. Fabulous idea for a gift for C'mas, wow Rita, I'd like to receive it, lol! Thanks for the recipes and the easy gift ideas too. Have a happy weekend.

  7. thank's that's a delicious recepie :) love it.