Seasoned Rice - Budget Bytes
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5 from 11 votes

Seasoned Rice

This all-purpose seasoned rice is infused with garlic and herbs, which makes it the perfect base for a many different meals. SNAP Challenge recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Total Cost: $1.36 recipe / $0.22 serving
Servings: 6 1 cup each
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


  • 2 cups brown jasmine rice $1.21
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (optional) $0.02
  • 3/4 tsp salt $0.03
  • 4 cups water $0.00


  • Combine the rice, garlic powder, thyme, red pepper, salt, and water in a heavy bottomed pot. Give it a brief stir to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  • Place a lid on the pot and place it over high heat. Allow the pot to come up to a full boil. Once it reaches a full boil, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the heat off and let it rest with the lid in place for 20 minutes more.
  • After 20 minutes without heat, fluff the rice and serve, or refrigerate until ready to eat. Extra rice can also be frozen for quick meals later.


You can use any mix of herbs that you like, this just happens to be my favorite combination.