Quick and Easy Flavored Rice

flowergirl829
flowergirl829 Posts: 83 Member
Any suggestions would be helpful, since I haven't really been much of a rice eater; I have cooked Rice-A-Roni, but most of those are probably too much. By the way I tried Minute Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice that was in these little single servings containers that you can microwave supposedly.....wrong it almost blew up my microwave!

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  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 31,929 Member
    If you're not much of a rice eater, I'm not sure why you're looking for rice recipes? Not my business, though.

    One option would be to cook rice in broth, stock, or bouillon, and/or use an herb blend (one of the premixed ones to keep things easy).

    Rice does take time to cook, but one option is to cook a bunch and freeze portions. Thawing in the microwave works fine.
  • COGypsy
    COGypsy Posts: 1,153 Member
    I use the 90-second rice packets. Currently I have wild rice, brown rice, cilantro lime rice, Spanish rice, chicken rice, regular rice. By far the best way to get variety without a lot of cooking or storage.
  • neanderthin
    neanderthin Posts: 9,861 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    If you're not much of a rice eater, I'm not sure why you're looking for rice recipes? Not my business, though.

    One option would be to cook rice in broth, stock, or bouillon, and/or use an herb blend (one of the premixed ones to keep things easy).

    Rice does take time to cook, but one option is to cook a bunch and freeze portions. Thawing in the microwave works fine.

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    One tip that works well is after you bring the rice to a simmer is to put it covered in a 350 oven for 15 minutes, works well and allows another burner to be available for another task.
  • mleimbachmk
    mleimbachmk Posts: 1 Member
    Use a rice cooker: any rice you like rince the rice one cup of rice add two cups of water add a clove of garlic, a stem of rosemary and sprinkle with soy sauce or any spices you like!
  • acpgee
    acpgee Posts: 7,584 Member
    If you have access to an Asian supermarket try furikake. That is a seasoning mix Japanese parents sprinkle on white rice to get kids to eat plain rice. Typically contains seaweed flakes, sesame seeds, salt.
  • flowergirl829
    flowergirl829 Posts: 83 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    If you're not much of a rice eater, I'm not sure why you're looking for rice recipes? Not my business, though.

    One option would be to cook rice in broth, stock, or bouillon, and/or use an herb blend (one of the premixed ones to keep things easy).

    Rice does take time to cook, but one option is to cook a bunch and freeze portions. Thawing in the microwave works fine.

    If you go back and read my post again I said I haven't been much of a rice eater meaning in the past, but now since I'm on 1200 calories a day I thought I'd incorporate some rice in with chicken; I just wanted ideas for some tastier rice or suggestions for good rice period...lol...and really some for people losing weight. Thank you for your suggestions, though.
  • yirara
    yirara Posts: 9,376 Member
    Rice, couscous, quinoa, pasta.. all comes down to about the same calories. Some people find one type more filling than others. Try it out. Otherwise rice doesn't really need a bit of taste other than salt if it's not one of those microwave things. But you can try different thinks: sumac, herbs, garlic, seeweed, smoked paprika... really depends on how you spice your chicken and whether it comes with a sauce/marinade or not.
  • nella2302
    nella2302 Posts: 1 Member
    I like to season my rice with a little cumin, tumeric, and seasoned salt.