Friday, October 21, 2011

Seasoned Long Grain and Wild Rice Mix

Since we've been eating a lot of fish lately we've also been eating a lot of potatoes. Because what side goes best with fish? I started getting sick of potatoes though and tried to think of a rice dish that would taste good with fish. I knew wild rice was often paired with it, so a new mix was born.

Seasoned Long Grain and Wild Rice Mix (single use)

2/3 cup uncooked long grain white rice
1/3 cup uncooked wild rice
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

What else you'll need

2 cups water
2 tablespoons butter or oil

Combine mix, water and butter/oil in a saucepan or rice cooker and simmer until rice is fully cooked. I used a rice cooker because I didn't want to burn it. If you cook it in a saucepan you have to check it and stir it and I don't have that kind of attention span when I'm trying to cook other things.

I served it with the fried fish mix from the previous post.

It paired very nicely with the fish and was a nice change from potatoes!


  1. Can anyone tell me what purpose the nutritional yeast plays in the recipes calling for it?

  2. It adds unami, which enhances any savory flavor. It works like MSG but in a more natural way.