Herbed Brown Rice

Herbed Brown Rice

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My husband is a meat and potatoes kind-of-guy, but I often serve this Herbed Brown Rice in place of potatoes. Flavored with chicken bouillon, Herbs de Province, and butter, this rice is perfect to serve with your favorite pork, chicken, or seafood recipes. 

Serving Herbed Brown Rice with Tuna

(Post modified on 11/5/22.)

I used to purchase Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice Blend, but this recipe is every bit as good and is less expensive per serving. Plus, I like having control of the ingredients in my dishes. If you don’t have Herbs de Provence in your cupboard, I’ve included a blend of common dried herbs to use in its place. 

Herbs de Provence is a blend of herbs used in French or Mediterranean cuisine that is becoming more common here in the United States. Until a few years ago, I had not even heard of it. You may purchase it at your local grocery store or online. Ingredients in Herbs de Provence will vary between brands but may include any of the following Provencal herbs: thyme, basil, rosemary, tarragon, fennel, marjoram, savory, sage, or lavender flowers.

 

Notes on Rice Selection

Rice Select Whole Grain Royal Blend Brown and Wild Rice

If I’m unable to find Rice Select Whole Grain Royal Blend, I’ll substitute long-grain brown rice instead, but I prefer to use the blend. Rice Select offers several brown rice blends, so it’s fun to experiment with the different varieties. My favorites so far are Texmati Brown and Red Rice with Barley and Rye, and another with Flax Seed. I also recommend their Arborio rice, and their Pearl Couscous. Sometimes they’re difficult to find at our local grocery store, but you should be able to find them online, on Amazon, or from Rice Select. 

 

Ingredients for Herbed Brown Rice

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • water
  • chicken bouillon cubes
  • butter
  • Herbs de Provence
  • garlic powder
  • brown rice blend or (long-grain brown rice)

 

Instructions for Making this Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

To begin, gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

In a medium saucepan, add water, chicken bouillon cubes, butter, Herbs de Provence, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil.

You may substitute the following common herbs if you do not have Herbs de Provence in your pantry: 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves. 

Add in the brown rice blend.

If you do not have the Whole Grain Royal Blend Brown Rice, simply substitute 1 cup of long-grain brown rice in its place. Follow the rice directions for length of cooking time, which may be shorter than the time given in this recipe.

Simmer until Liquid has Evaporated.

Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 40-45 minutes until the liquid is gone. Remove from heat and allow to set for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork to fluff the rice before serving.

Served Herbed Brown Rice with Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe will serve 4-6 people. Serve Herbed Brown Rice with your favorite pork, chicken, or salmon recipe.

 

 

Recipe for Herbed Brown Rice

Herbed Brown Rice

Serve Herbed Brown Rice in place of potatoes. Flavored with chicken bouillon, butter, and Herbs de Province, this rice is a perfect side dish with your favorite pork, chicken, or seafood recipes. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Middle East
Keyword: Brown Rice, Herbs de Provence, Whole Grain Rice Blend
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Mauviel Copper Pans
Measuring Tools
Wooden Spoon
Potholders

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Whole Grain Royal Blend Brown Rice or long-grain brown rice

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, add water, chicken bouillon cubes, butter, Herbs de Provence, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil.
    *You may substitute the following common herbs if you do not have Herbs de Provence in your pantry: 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves. 
  • Add in the brown rice blend.
    **If you do not have the Whole Grain Royal Blend Brown Rice, simply substitute 1 cup of long-grain brown rice in its place. Follow the rice directions for length of cooking time, which may be shorter than the time given in this recipe.
  • Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 40-45 minutes until the liquid is gone.
  • Remove from heat and allow to set for 5 minutes before serving. This recipe will serve 4-6 people. 

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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