Creamy Garden Vegetable Rice Mix
- 1 cup long grain brown rice
- 1/4 cup freeze dried mixed vegetables (see variation)
- 1 tablespoon dry green pepper
- 1 teaspoon dry parsley
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 vegetable or chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Pinch Turmeric (for color)
- 3 tablespoon dry milk powder
Choose one of the varieties of rice suggested above. Combine it and all of the other ingredients in a resealable plastic container. I like to use zip-lock bags. Label and Seal and the container. Store on the pantry shelf. This is enough for 1 package of mix. Make several at a time for the most conveneince.
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 package of Creamy Garden Vegetable Rice Mix
- 2-1/2 cups water
Combine the rice and all of the other ingredients in a resealable plastic container. I like to use zip-lock bags. Label and Seal and the container. Store on the pantry shelf. This is enough for 1 package of mix. Make several at a time for the most convenience.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 package of Red Rice Mix
- 14 or 15 oz can of tomatoes
- 1-1/2 cups water
In a 2 quart saucepan combine the margarine, Rice Mix and water. Bring the mixture to a boil. Place a lid on the pot. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible flame. Cook the mixture for 45 minutes over low heat. Serve hot.
Variation: Freeze Dried Mixed Vegetables are available at my local health food store in the spice section. If they aren’t available to you, then you can use an 8 oz can of mixed vegetables instead. Prepare the dry mix above, omitting the freeze dried vegetables. Place the package of dry mix in a paper bag with an 8 oz can of mixed vegetables. When you prepare the cooked rice, reduce the water to 2 cups and add the undrained can of mixed vegetables along with the margarine. Using the canned vegetables will give you more vegetables than if you used the freeze dried. Many people prefer it this way.
White Bean and Garden Rice: Cook the Creamy Garden Vegetable Rice as directed. Add a well drained 15 oz can of navy beans with the margarine and rice mix. Cook as directed. Makes a lovely main dish.