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Homemade Seasoned Rice Mixes Make the Perfect Hostess Gift


The gift of homemade is always better. Here are some ideas from Debbie of DiningwithDebbie.net to up your gift game.

Seasoned Almond Rice Mix

Yields: 4 gift bags (i cup mix per bag)

Seasoning Mix:

• 3 cups Riceland Long Grain White or Brown Rice
• 1 cup toasted, chopped whole almonds
• 2 Tablespoons parsley flakes
• 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
• 4 teaspoons dill weed
• 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
• 1/4 teaspoon dried lemon peel
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
• 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Added Preparation Ingredients:

• 2 cups water or chicken broth
• 1 cup rice mixture

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk all seasoning ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 3-4 months. May be frozen.


Seasoned Mexican Rice Mix

4 gift bags (1 cup mix per bag)

Ingredients

• 4 cups Riceland Long Grain White or Brown Rice
• 1/2 cup taco seasoning
• 1/2 cup dried corn, optional
• 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
• 1 Tablespoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Added Preparation Ingredients:

• 2 cups water or chicken broth
• 1 cup rice mixture

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk all seasoning ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 3-4 months. May be frozen.


Seasoned Vegetable Rice Mix

4 gift bags (1 cup Seasoned Vegetable Rice Mix per

Ingredients

4 cups Riceland Long Grain White or Brown Rice
1 envelope Knorr’s Vegetable Soup Mix
1/2 cup dried carrots, optional
1/2 cup dried corn, optional
2 Tablespoons dried minced bell pepper or bell pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons dried minced celery or celery flakes
2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
1/2-1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper


Seasoned Italian Rice Mix

4 gift bags (1 cup rice per bag)

Ingredients

• 4 cups Riceland Long Grain White or Brown Rice
• 2 Tablespoons dried basil
• 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
• 2 Tablespoons dried rosemary
• 2 Tablespoons dried thyme
• 2 Tablespoons dried marjoram
• 1 Tablespoon dried parsley

Additional Preparation Ingredients:

• 2 cups water or chicken or vegetable broth
• 1 15-ounce can diced Italian tomatoes, optional


Directions:

In a large bowl, stir together all seasoning ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 3-4 months. May be frozen.


Print these directions on a card or tag to be attached to each gift bag:
Gift Tag:
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water and seasoned rice mix to a boil.
2. Stir, reduce heat to simmer and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes of until water/broth is absorbed (and any additional optional ingredients). (Brown rice needs to simmer 35-45 minutes.)
3. Remove from heat and fluff gently with a fork. Cover pan with a clean dishtowel; replace lid.
4. Allow rice to sit 10 minutes before serving.

Note: I used Avery 8163 labels to create the gift tags pictured here.