Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes - Convenience Mix 10
Convenience Seasoning Mixes For Rice
Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension nutrition specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa
Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix:
- All-Purpose Convenience Mix
- Whole Wheat Convenience Mix
- Corn Bread Convenience Mix
- Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
- Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix
- Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix
- Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix
- Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix
- Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix
- Convenience Seasoning Mixes For Rice
- Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
- Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
- Convenience Salt-Free Seasoning Mix
- Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing Mix
- High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix
Below are recipes for making rice flavoring mix. Add 1 packet of mix to 1 cup brown rice, 2 1/2 cups water. Bring water, rice, and seasoning to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50 minutes or until the water is absorbed. 1 cup of uncooked brown rice makes about 3 cups of cooked rice.
To use white rice instead of brown rice, reduce the water to 2 cups and reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes.
Mix 1/2 cup instant onion, 3 table-spoons curry powder, 3 tablespoons low-sodium chicken bouillon granules, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric. Place in container. Use 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon mix for each recipe.
Makes 6 recipes.
Curry Mix Nutrition Facts [Word]
Combine 3 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules, 1/2 cup instant minced onion, 1/2 cup parsley flakes. Place in container. Use 2-1/2 tablespoons mix for each recipe.
Makes 6 recipes.
Beef Mix Nutrition Facts [Word]
Combine 3 tablespoons low-sodium chicken bouillon granules, 1/2 cup parsley flakes, 1 tablespoon celery flakes, 1/2 cup instant minced onion, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place in a container. Use 3 tablespoons mix for each recipe.
Makes 6 recipes.
Chicken Mix Nutrition Facts [Word]
Combine 1 tablespoons instant minced onion, 1/4 cup parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon turmeric. Store in a container. Use 1/4 cup mix for each recipe.
When using this seasoning mix, add one 14 ounce can of stewed tomatoes along with 1 cup of rice and 2 1/2 cups of water.
Makes 4 recipes.
Cumin powder is an important ingredient for Mexican flavoring. Cayenne pepper can be added for the hot taste and the red color. To make a milder recipe and still maintain the color, try blending some cayenne pepper and paprika. Add both cumin and chili powder to onion when it is being sautéed.
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