Seasoned Rice Recipe -
Seasoned Rice Recipe
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Seasoned Rice

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"I love this recipe. I created it about a year ago and experimented with it till I felt it tasted just right. It has a light flavor and works well with lentil dishes and steamed veggies."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a saucepan bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and all liquid is absorbed.
  2. Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup water, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, basil and salt; heat for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked rice and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 05, 2003

How can anyone go wrong w/ this! It's soooo simple and so flavorful. I added some chopped bell peppers and corn, but there are so many possibilities w/ this dish. I was so happy to see someone finally using nutritional yeast that I felt I had to make this. Thank goodness I did!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2003

This was a major disappointment. The rice took 40 minutes to cook, and the taste was not good. No one in the family enjoyed this. I had better hopes for this one, too bad.


23 Ratings

Aug 10, 2011

Basamati rice is supposed to be lightly flavored so anyone complaining about little or no taste is just about right :) It is meant to be incorporated into the main dish. Recipes aren't always meant to be followed to the T and I usually tweak any recipe before I make it :) Everyone's sense of taste is completely different, too.

Dec 28, 2009

My husband and I loved this rice. It makes a great simple, light side dish. I spilled the basil while I was pouring it and probably doubled the basil (woops), and it still tasted great! Thanks!

Oct 03, 2006

This was a major surprise! I made it at the last minute because we had NOTHING for a side dish. I used regular margarine instead of soy, and we didn't have any nutritional yeast, but it was delicious! Even my picky husband liked it. Very good, easy recipe that has a lot of flavor! Yum!

Mar 10, 2009

Not as tasty as I was expecting. My husband liked it but I did not. I used real butter instead of soy butter so perhaps that could have affected intended taste.

Jun 15, 2008

I was surprised on how good this recipe tasted. This is the first time I have used this type of yeast. Following the advice of another poster, I added cut some color peppers and also added cut up mushrooms.

Dec 08, 2006

Nutritional yeast is so underrated. This recipe makes great use of it. Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

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

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