Rice Seasoning Mix

"Never buy rice mixes again! This is ready anytime you need a tasty side dish. Very good!"
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Mix all together well.
  • Store in airtight container (I use a pint canning jar).
  • When ready to make rice, combine 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, and 3 T seasoning.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add rice and seasoning.
  • Reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 18 minutes.

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  1. karen in tbay
    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.
  2. TigerJo
    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.
  3. ~SwoR~
    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.
  4. Vanessa S.
    My family loves "my secret rice seasoning". ?? Turns everyday rice into a tasty side dish. Thanks!
  5. StacyMD187373
    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.


  1. JeannaLW
    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.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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