Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

Rice is a staple in most of my meals, but plain rice can get boring. I'm offering this recipe to anyone who wants to put that extra kick in their rice if they ever get bored with plain rice. Its simple, not too overwhelming, and goes well with any entree. AND it smells so good! This recipe was from one of my fave cookbooks by Bobbie Hinman & Millie Snyder, "Lean,Luscious AND Meatless".


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and spices. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add rice. When water boils again reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 minutes, until rice is tender and most of the liquid has cooked out.
  3. Remove from heat, fluff rice with a fork, replace cover, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

I am so happy I found this recipe! It is exactly what I was looking for....a way to kick up plain brown rice and keep it virtually sodium free. This recipe is just what the doctor ordered for those of us on a low/no salt diet. Thank you so much for posting this, Chef #461498!

shelbyrose January 22, 2008

This was definitely savory although a little dry. It needed butter or wine or broth or some such. Just the rice and herbs alone lacked something to bring it all together. I did like the proportion of herbs to rice so will try again with some adjustments. As is, it is a pretty good dish for those watching fat and sodium.

little_wing March 27, 2007