Copycat "uncle Ben's" Long Grain & Wild Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Very similar to the original without all the chemicals, additives and sodium.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all of the spices in a medium saucepan and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add the both types of rice, the chicken stock and butter (if using).
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and stir to combine.
  4. Cover saucepan with a lid, turn down heat to a simmer and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.


Most Helpful

This recipe has nothing to do with "Uncle Ben's." It couldn't be further from what it's trying to copy; Uncle Ben's has no chicken, no turmeric, no cumin, and no ginger. The finished product is actually orange-colored from the turmeric. It's not bad, it's just not at all a copycat of Uncle Ben's as it claims.

LanceHaverkamp June 14, 2011

Is it 100% identical to the store bought product? No, but it is really close. I am right now making this recipe for the 4th time. The first 3 times, I enjoyed it and I'm pretty sure that I'll enjoy it this time too.

lovingma January 08, 2017

I purchased some wild rice today from Sprouts market and was looking online for the seasoning to make a rice similar to Uncle Ben's, which I loved when I use to purchase boxed foods. I used the recipe omitting the turmeric because I didn't have any at home. I used only wild rice and the other spices and seasonings and the rice turned out delicious! The cooking time however is about 25 minutes. I served it with a baby greens salad with Campari tomatoes, homemade Italian dressing and Strip Steak. Very satisfied.??

kimtodd823 December 11, 2016

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