Easy Herb Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Herb Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Easy Herb Rice

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"This is an easy staple to add to a variety of different meals, added to a stir-fry, or just have a few veggies thrown in. Save money by buying rice in bulk and adding your own seasonings rather than buying it boxed and pre-mixed. The required ingredients are shown in the photo."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Mix water, beef bouillon, onion, thyme, marjoram, and rosemary together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 17, 2012

Very nice flavor, which I’m convinced is largely because of the dried minced onion which I made a point to use, even tho’ I did make a couple of other small changes to the recipe. I added a dab of butter to the rice as it cooked, using beef broth rather than water and bouillon. Because I used fresh rather than dried herbs (including oregano rather than marjoram which is an acceptable substitute) I held off adding them until just before serving to preserve their vibrant color. Strictly for the punch of color I also added a handful of peas at the same time. I found this needed no salt, but did give it several turns of fresh ground pepper. As the first reviewer of this recipe I'm pleased to say we enjoyed this simple and humble rice side dish very much.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2012

I tried the recipe just as-is. It tasted great, but was kind of dry. Any suggestions on how to moisten it?

Apr 18, 2013

I tweaked this recipe a lot and it is a family favorite around here. It is super filling and really, really tasty with a low calorie rating of only 229 cals per serving! Not too mention it is super healthy. I added black beans and mushrooms to my recipe to add a little bit more texture in the mix!

Jul 22, 2013

This kind of dish can also be prepared using barley in place of rice. I, too, use low sodium beef, veggie or chicken broth instead of water and bouillon, as it's less salty. In place of butter, I add a generous dollop of garlic oil (homemade with 1/2 evoo and 1/2 canola with 3-4 crushed cloves of garlic in the bottled oil, and kept in the fridge). This oil adds a very mild hint of garlic, and helps to keep the rice (or barley) from getting sticky. If the dish is still too dry for your taste, you can add 1/8-1/4 cup of broth to the mix until it gets to the consistency you like. Just add the liquid in small increments. FYI ~ There are some very good combos (often trios) of grains packaged in the markets. I like brown rice, wild rice and barley in combo, and often add curry powder to taste for seasoning. Don't be afraid to experiment, as these grains are very forgiving!

Jan 15, 2013

Very easy to make with what you have on hand at home, but nothing memorable.

Oct 15, 2014

Not bad, but next time I will omit the spices and substitute with garlic. The minced onion was a nice addition but the herbs over powered the rice and the flavours just didn't go well together.

Jun 02, 2014

I usually use chicken broth, but it was very good with the beef flavor. The dried onions were a nice touch, too. Also added a little butter and a handful of peas. Just noticed I forgot the rosemary, which I'm sure would make it even better. Thanks for the delicious and very easy recipe, Tina! I'm sure I'll use it again.

Jul 22, 2013

am now just cooking this and it smells so good. But of course I had to use a bit (1/4 c ish) of beef broth as I had no granules. Minced onion...nope..used dried chives 2 tsp why not? Taste test revealed 1/2 tsp salt next time but seriously delish..this will freeze well to be a second meal with pork chop or fish..tonight chicken breast :)


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  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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