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Rating: 4.24 stars
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

I love this recipe. I created it about a year ago and experimented with it till I felt it tasted just right. It has a light flavor and works well with lentil dishes and steamed veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and all liquid is absorbed.

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  • Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup water, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, basil and salt; heat for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked rice and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 30.8g; fat 5.1g; sodium 54.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
How can anyone go wrong w/ this! It's soooo simple and so flavorful. I added some chopped bell peppers and corn but there are so many possibilities w/ this dish. I was so happy to see someone finally using nutritional yeast that I felt I had to make this. Thank goodness I did!!! Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2003
This was a major disappointment. The rice took 40 minutes to cook and the taste was not good. No one in the family enjoyed this. I had better hopes for this one too bad. Read More
(7)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
How can anyone go wrong w/ this! It's soooo simple and so flavorful. I added some chopped bell peppers and corn but there are so many possibilities w/ this dish. I was so happy to see someone finally using nutritional yeast that I felt I had to make this. Thank goodness I did!!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
Basamati rice is supposed to be lightly flavored so anyone complaining about little or no taste is just about right:) It is meant to be incorporated into the main dish. Recipes aren't always meant to be followed to the T and I usually tweak any recipe before I make it:) Everyone's sense of taste is completely different too. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2006
This was a major surprise! I made it at the last minute because we had NOTHING for a side dish. I used regular margarine instead of soy and we didn't have any nutritional yeast but it was delicious! Even my picky husband liked it. Very good easy recipe that has a lot of flavor! Yum! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
My husband and I loved this rice. It makes a great simple light side dish. I spilled the basil while I was pouring it and probably doubled the basil (woops) and it still tasted great! Thanks! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2003
This was a major disappointment. The rice took 40 minutes to cook and the taste was not good. No one in the family enjoyed this. I had better hopes for this one too bad. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2008
I was surprised on how good this recipe tasted. This is the first time I have used this type of yeast. Following the advice of another poster I added cut some color peppers and also added cut up mushrooms. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2009
Not as tasty as I was expecting. My husband liked it but I did not. I used real butter instead of soy butter so perhaps that could have affected intended taste. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2010
Pretty good. Instead of rice I used riced cauliflower and I used the equivalent of chopped fresh garlic and fresh basil. A few dashes of Italian Seasoning at the end gave it a nice kick! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
Nutritional yeast is so underrated. This recipe makes great use of it. Yum! Read More
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