Hope my friends like dill too since they received pkgs with the 3T of seasoning and 1 cup long grain rice as part of their homemade food gifts this year.
This recipe is really very good, but I found I need to shake or mix it very well before each use. I made a new batch this weekend and it was quite yummy, but the nuts, the bouillon, and herbs tend to try to shake out in different layers and can end up tasting too salty. I did increase the dried herbs a bit.
My niece came over to eat dinner with me this afternoon and we had this rice with deep fried whole cornish hens. She left with the rest of the bottle of Rice Seasoning Mix. I didn't have any almonds on hand so I didn't use them this time, but I can't wait to do it again with them. You must like dill to enjoy this (which both she and I do!) because it is the dominant flavor (at least without the almonds). I used my rice cooker and melted 1/2 a stick of butter in it then slightly toasted the rice in the melted butter (like you do Rice-a-Roni) added the water and seasonings and cooked as usual. In the rice cooker, the rice slightly over browned and I unplugged it within 10 minutes of the end of the cook cycle so I wouldn't let this sit in a rice cooker on warm. I love this rice.
Pretty tasty, but a little salty. I used about 3/4 of what was called for and that did help and still had a lot of flavor. It was nice to have a quick side dish and a different way to prepare rice. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag game.
Makes delightful flavored rice. As has been said before the main flavor is dill. I made it with vegetable bouillon instead of chicken because I do not like chicken. We will make again, but most likely will be changing the dill out for another spice. The second time we did this, I used the rest of the vegetable bouillon I had, and the rest is an extremely low sodium beef stock. Instead of the 1 tablespoon dill, I used 1 teaspoon summer savory (in the dill family) and added 2 teaspoons more dried parsley. This makes a very flavorful rice, but keeps from having one strongly dominate flavor.
This is a great recipe!!! We love it. I make 2 batches one with chicken and one with beef. I have not tried the almonds yet in it. Only change I would make is to increase the water to 3 cups and to use 2 scoops of mix and 1 cup of rice. The flavor is more mellow and not as salty. This mix has replaced any need for boxed rice and it is all I use... a great money-saver too! :) Thank you!
Good stuff. I made as directed. Will make again.
Wonderful!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I halved the dill, subbed pepper for the lemon pepper (didn't have any), and skipped the seasoning salt and onion due to allergies. I only had 1/4 cup of parsley. I threw in some Italian seasoning and thyme. I left out the optional almonds, but added some dried mixed vegetable flakes. Finally I used it in Kashi seven grain mix instead of rice. Despite my many changes, it was great! Thank you for another winner, MizzNezz! I worried that this would be too salty due to all the bouillon, but it was quite good. I've got plenty of mix left and plan to use it in rice soon.
This is very good, so much better than any packaged mix. I used only one teaspoon of dill weed because one of the other reviewers said the dill flavor was dominant. I also added the almonds, which adds an extra crunchy texture. I'm glad I have this in my pantry now; I am looking forward to making it again.