Spice up the Rice

I love mixing up a jar of this ahead so it's ready to use in my rice. It’s a simple but flavorful addition! Just throw it into the rice cooker (or pot if cooking on the stovetop) with the brown rice and water. The rice comes out with a delicious flavor and the house smells great too!

My husband loves this "rice spice," especially with a homemade version of refried black beans found in this cookbook.

Spice Mix 
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4 tbsp. granulated garlic
4 tbsp. onion powder
2 tbsp. tumeric
1 tbsp. cumin
1 ½ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. ground ginger

Stir spices together and store in a tightly sealed jar.

Add 1 tbsp. of spice mix per ½ cup dry rice.

I use 2 ½ cups of water to every cup of brown rice. This ratio makes it turn out soft but not mushy in my rice cooker. What ratio have you found works best for you when making brown rice?