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Homemade Rice a Roni

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I was making some cherry pork chops and needed a side to go with them. I really wanted some Rice-a-Roni but seeing that I’m trying to avoid packaged foods, I haven’t bought any in a LONG time. I started scouring the web for a way to make some at home. I found a few different recipes and threw them together along with my own idea. I fell in love with it made this way and will never buy the box again. I could actually package everything up that I needed and keep a few “packages” on hand so it’s ready to go. I may do that after the kids go back to school and I have some free time to prep it.

Rice A Roni

Homemade Rice a Roni
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)
  • ½ cup angel hair pasta, broken into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • ¼ t. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ t. paprika
  • 1 package of Knorr Chicken Homestyle stock or 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2⅔ cups hot water
Instructions
  1. In medium skillet (with lid), melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. In small bowl combine salt, pepper, seasoning and paprika and put aside.
  3. Add rice and pasta and cook, stirring, until lightly browned.
  4. Dissolve chicken stock or bouillon cubes in hot water and add to skillet along with your seasonings.
  5. Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer on low heat, covered, approximately 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

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Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

Comments

  1. Awesome! I will save this for sure! I have some homemade stock that I have been cooking the rice in, but your seasonings should make a big difference. And I never would have thought of the pasta! Thanks!
    Rachael AKA Mommy LCSW´s last blog post ..Hard To Parent Kids: Distractibility

  2. YUM!! I am going to prep these so I don’t have to buy the boxes anymore!
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  3. Alyshia says:

    This looks good and not to hard to make !

  4. shelly peterson says:

    This looks pretty easy to make. My mom always made Rice-a-Roni growing up but I havent made it in a long time. I will have to try this recipe.

  5. I am going to try this! I love it when I can make something just as easily as opening a box!
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  6. ellen beck says:

    This looks super easy and sounds good too- pinned it for later use1

  7. Sounds yummy. Thank you for the recipe!

  8. I grew up eating this. What can I say we were broke & it was cheaper.
    Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie}´s last blog post ..Light Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars & Making a #SweetFuture for Bolivian Children

  9. I still make Rice a Roni for my family! I’ve never tried it before on my own without the box mix!

  10. This looks exactly like Rice a Roni and I’m definitely going to try to make it!
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