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Seasoned Rice

Seasoned Rice

Quick and easy Seasoned Rice dish bursting with amazing flavors from herbs and spices. Buttery, herby, and savory side dish that can be eaten on its own and goes pretty well with anything, too. The ultimate comfort food that is perfect for the whole family! Plus, it requires very minimal effort and doesn't cost as much.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 322kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups (277.5 g) uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons (4 g) bouillon
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (4 g) dried parsley
  • 4 tablespoon s (56 g) butter
  • 3 ⅓- 3 ½ cups (750 ml) chicken broth or water (see notes)


  • In a large saucepan or cast iron, combine the rice, onion & garlic powder, paprika, dried thyme, salt, bouillon, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, dried parsley, unsalted butter, and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  • Place on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • As soon as it starts to bubble, cover and reduce to low heat.
  • Simmer for about 18-20 minutes or until all the liquid is fully absorbed.
  • Let it rest for about 5 minutes, add an additional 1 tablespoon of butter, if desired then fluff with a fork and serve.
  • Garnish with dried parsley, if desired.


  1. Do not open the lid while simmering the rice because the rice will not cook through.
  2. The 10 minutes rest time is essential. The rice will stick to the bottom of the pan if you don't follow the 10 minutes resting time.
  3. Use a different container when storing the rice. Do not use the one where you let it cool. Because all the moisture is there and it might cause the rice to go bad.
  4. With the same ingredients, you can also cook this seasoned rice using a rice cooker.
  5. Amp up the flavor with Creole Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, cumin, and curry. Or make it spicier with cayenne pepper and more crushed red pepper.
  6. Make it vegan by using vegan butter or coconut oil and vegetable stock.
  7. Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg