This fluffy onion-seasoned rice recipe is super easy to make. It’s also a delicious side dish for your family dinner. All you need are a few basic pantry ingredients to make it.
My paternal grandparents rarely served potatoes during meals because my grandfather preferred rice. That’s why my grandmother created a variety of ways to cook it.
She added all sorts of things to the pot—some good and others, well … not all of them were wonderful. But the ones that were good were amazing.
I learned early on to stock my pantry with plenty of food and seasonings to make the food taste good. I’ve also learned to generously use soups, sauces, salad dressings, and other items to enhance recipes.
Onion-Seasoned Rice Recipe Ingredients
You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make this delicious dish. In fact, you might already have most of them in your pantry.
The first thing you’ll need is rice. Then you need broth, water, olive oil, onion soup mix, and celery.
If you don’t have everything, you can substitute other things you do have. For example, you can use onions or carrots instead of celery. Or try bouillon and additional water instead of broth.
I keep several kinds of broth in my pantry, including chicken, beef, and vegetable broth. Since bone broth is so good for you, that’s what I prefer to use when possible.
According to Medical New Today, bone broth has several health benefits. Not only is it packed with vitamins and minerals, but it also helps protects the joints and bones. Another thing it does is help reduce inflammation.
Occasionally, I make bone broth. But because it takes so long, I like to have containers of store-bought bone broth on hand.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make Onion-Seasoned Rice
First, combine the broth, water, olive oil, and onion soup mix in a pot. Bring this to a boil on medium-high heat.
Next, stir in the rice and celery. Cover the pot and turn it down to low.
Simmer the rice for 25 minutes on low or until the rice absorbs all of the liquid.
Finally, remove the pot from the heat and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve hot.
Serve this rice with any chicken dinner and this delicious creamed spinach.
If you want a side salad, try this tomato cucumber corn salad. It’s loaded with flavor and goes with anything.
For dessert, your family will love this very berry no-bake cheesecake. It’s light, fluffy, and so flavorful!
Or you can try these strawberry chess squares from Back to My Southern Roots.
- 1 cup of rice
- 1 cup of chicken or vegetable broth
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 packet of onion soup mix
- 1/2 cup of chopped celery
- In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the broth, water, olive oil, and onion soup mix.
- Bring this to a boil on medium-high heat.
- Stir in the rice and celery and cover.
- Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 25 minutes.
- Before you serve the rice, fluff it with a fork.
You can use peas, diced carrots, and other small vegetables to add nutrition and color to this dish.
Since the onion soup mix and broth are salty, you don’t need to add salt.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 95Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 16mgSodium 496mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 5g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.