Caraway Rice Special

  • Yield: 4 servings

"My husband and I like Caraway Rice Special so much that we make the full recipe as a side dish for one meal; then the next day or two, we add chopped cooked chicken or pork for a main dish. When my nephew, Keith, first tried it, he asked for seconds, then thirds."


1cup thinly sliced celery
1/2cup chopped onion
1teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1/4cups long grain rice
2 1/2cups water
2teaspoons chicken bouillon
2 1/4teaspoons caraway seed
1/4teaspoon salt
2teaspoons Mrs. Dash seasoning blend
1/2cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4cup chopped bell pepper
1teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a large kettle, saute celery and onion in oil until crisp-tender (about 2 minutes).
  2. Stir in rice, water, bouillon, caraway seed, salt, and Mrs. Dash.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in lemon juice and fluff with fork.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Mix green and red bell pepper for a more colorful rice dish. It lends nicely to stir-fry. If you prefer brown rice, increase cooking time from 20 minutes to about 40 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.

— Carmella  Brink, Harrison, S.D.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 270
  • Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 410mg
  • Potassium 250mg
  • Carbohydrate 54g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 25%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 15%