Vegetable Rice Medley

"A wonderful side dish full of flavor."
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Ready In:


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 14 cups water
  • 1 -3 tablespoon onion soup mix or 1 -3 tablespoon vegetable soup mix
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 2 cups frozen peas or 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables


  • In a saucepan, combine the rice,water,soup mix and salt; bring to a boil.
  • Add the vegetables; return to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Cook until rice and vegetables are tender.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can canned vegetablesbe used


  1. The first time I made this, I followed the recipe to a T but I did not like it. The onion soup mix was too overpowering. I made it a second time and I substituded the soup mix for 2 tablespoons Knorrs vegetable instant stock mix. What a difference! It was so much better with the instant stock.
  2. I'm sorry - I hate giving low ratings/bad reviews but neither my other half nor I liked this at all. We did sub white rice for brown, but I think the flavour killer for us was actually the onion soup mix. I've never cooked with soup mix before and, who knows, maybe I picked up a naturally horrible flavoured brand, or maybe we just don't like onion soup mix and don't realise it, but either way I'm afraid this went right in the bin after a couple of mouthfuls.
  3. I prepared this delicious rice dish using brown long grain rice and it still tasted just great. The onion adds a wonderful flavour. It took closer to an hour by the time the rice was tender. Thanks for a great dish!
  4. I added frozen peas and carrots and about 1/2 package Lipton Onion Soup mix. I did most of it in the rice cooker. I added a few tablespoons mushrooms I had in the fridge. Taste is good, I added soy sauce to mine. Thanks for posting a tasty recipe.
  5. This was pretty good! My sister really liked it- Next time, though, she wants less peas in it (I chose peas as the vegetable) Perhaps I'll use half peas and half corn. For me, I had to sprinkle additional salt to get more flavor. Thanks!


I am a mother of three and live in central Pennsylvania. My children were very active in after school activities and found we weren't spending anytime together at meal time. In 1998, I decided to start cooking my dinners in a crockpot so that we could have a home cooked meal together once everyone came home. My children now get so excited to see what we are having to eat and love the smell when they walk in the door. My family calls me the crock pot queen. LOL I use my crock pot everyday of the year. <br> <br>My three children are now in college and before they come home they request their favorite meal. I still continue to cook in the crock pot for my husband and I. It is nice after a long day to know your meal is ready. It also helps in keeping my grocery bill down. With zaar, I can print my shopping list and that is all I purchase is the ingredients on that list. <br> <br>Now, my two daughters have been crock pot cooking while in college. They find it is easy to cook for the themselves and their friends. It is an easy way to have friends over for dinner after classes <br> <br>I still love trying new recipes and purchasing cookbooks, especially crock pot cookbooks. <br> <br>Happy Cooking!
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