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A bowl of Easy Mixed Vegetable Rice

Easy Mixed Vegetable Rice

A basic but crazy flavorful side! Basmati rice cooked in garlic and chicken bouillon, and tossed with mixed vegetables. Goes well with just about any protein or eat it by itself!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • ~3 tbsp Chicken Bouillon (Better Than Bouillon, Roasted Chicken Base) adjust accordingly
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetable
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • In a large pot, add olive oil and minced garlic and cook under medium heat till fragrant (this goes quick!). Do not brown or burn garlic. 
  • Add rice to pot. Stir and cook for a minute. Then add water and chicken bouillon. Stir to combine. Bring to medium high heat and to a boil.
  • Once the water boils, lower to medium low heat, cover pot (make sure it is fairly tight), and cook for 15-17 minutes.
  • Bring frozen mixed vegetable to bowl. Microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until vegetable is soft (do not overcook). Drain access water.
  • Once rice is cooked, remove cover and use spatula to stir and fluff rice. Add mixed vegetable to rice. Stir and combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3081IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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