Homemade Rice-A-Roni

by Carrie on June 8, 2009

I love rice-a-roni. Everytime we go to the grocery store I have to buy a box, I don’t know what it is about it I just love it, always have and most likely always will. Thankfully Adam likes it too! I saw this recipe a while back and knew I needed to try it because if I could make homemade rice-a-roni that would be just “shiney” as Adam says.

This tasted JUST like rice a roni to me, I “doctored” the recipe up so I have changed the recipe to reflect this.

Rice-A-Roni (Orginal From: Feeding the Firemen)

  • 1/2 cup raw angel hair pasta broken into 1/2 inch long pieces
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • seasoning salt
  • white pepper
  • onion powered
  • garlic powder
  • bouillon cube

In medium skillet saute broken pasta pieces in butter, stirring constantly, until the pasta begins to brown. Add rice, stirring until the rice is well coated with the butter and the pasta browns a little more. Carefully pour in broth and water, spices and bouillon cube.. Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed.

© 2009, Carrie. All rights reserved.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate June 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had rice-a-roni!


2 Carrie June 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm

That looks so good!


3 Joelen June 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I bet this tastes better than the original boxed version!


4 Amber June 14, 2009 at 9:58 am

I love rice, this looks delicious.


5 Rachel O. November 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm

This is *way* better than boxed stuff.


6 Tonic December 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Thank you, I followed the recipe and it was delicious!!


7 Erin G March 7, 2010 at 4:02 am

Made this tonight 🙂 It was really good! I agree with Rachel when she says it’s way better than the boxed stuff, although I do love that stuff too 🙂 I made it as a side dish to my panko-breaded fried chicken. I didn’t have a bullion cube though so I just yoinked a seasoning pack from a package of Chicken Ramen Noodles. It worked just great. I’m excited to eat the leftovers 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


8 Angie @ Bigbearswife July 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

So I must say, this is one of my favorites now! I made a huge batch and we pretty much ate on it all weekend. Loved getting your site for SRC this month


9 Lara Thompson October 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm

How much of each of the spices do you put in per single batch? We love the boxed stuff so I’m super excited to try this!!


10 Carrie October 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I started with a 1/4 t and then tasted and added. I didn’t measure sorry.


11 peggy January 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Try adding some tumeric, it makes it taste like the real thing and is quite healthy for you.


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