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📋Best Homemade Seasoned Rice

Forgo store bought rice box mix, make your very own and best homemade seasoned rice recipe. It’s super easy, well under the budget and you get to adjust the flavors according to your taste.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 283kcal


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups stock chicken stock or vegetable stock – I used 1 bouillon cubes dissolved in water
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Into a sauce pan add rice.
  • Add in rest of the seasoning and flavoring ingredients – salt n pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, dried parsley.
  • For each cup of white short grain rice use double the amount of stock. For 1 cup white rice, pour 2 cups stock.
  • Stir everything together.
  • Bring the saucepan to boil over medium heat. Once it starts boiling, simmer heat, cover the pot with lid and let it cook in it’s own steam for about 12 to 14 minutes.
    Note: Do not keep opening the lid. Steam will escape and rice will not be cooked to perfection if you keep opening lid to peep in. If you want to peep in, use glass lid so you can check on the rice without opening the lid.
  • Once done, turn off flame. Remove pot from the stove.
  • Add in butter. Gently fluff the rice and stir in the butter to spread uniformly.
  • Your seasoned rice is ready to be served as side dish for your favorite roast chicken meal or any meal.



Water rice ratio:
Long grain white rice: Use 1 cup water for 1 cup rice.
Long grain brown rice: 1 ¼ cup water for 1 cup rice.
Brown rice: 1.25 cup water for 1 cup rice.
Brown rice will take about 20-23 minutes to cook.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 4mg