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    Budget Rice-A-Roni

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    NoeleenCleary's Note:

    Placing here for safekeeping. Prep time is for making the pantry mix. Cooking time is for making dinner servings.

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    rice and vermicelli mix

    • 5 cups white rice (not instant)
    • 5 cups vermicelli (pasta, broken into 3/4 - 1 inch pieces approximately)
    • 1/2 cup dried onion flakes
    • 1/2 cup dried parsley

    To make 4-6 Servings (1 cup mix plus)

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 1/2 cups broth (your choice of flavors. Homemade preferred for salt content and best flavor)
    • 3/4 cup water
    • salt and pepper (to taste)


    1. 1
      In a large airtight container combine rice, vermicelli, onion flakes and parsley. Store in the pantry to use as needed.
    2. 2
      To make 4-6 Servings:.
    3. 3
      In a large skillet with a tight fitting lid melt 2 tablespoons Butter.
    4. 4
      Add 1 cup of the rice/vermicelli mixture and saute over medium-high heat until vermicelli is browned. Increase heat to high and immediately add broth and water. Bring to boil. (Note: You can also heat broth and water to a boil before adding to rice/vermicelli mixture if desired.)
    5. 5
      Reduce heat. Cover and simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Do not lift lid.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat. Fluff with fork. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2010


      After opening the two boxes of the real stuff and finding them infested with some kind of critter I was so excited to find this recipe! I had tri-colored orzo on hand so I used that and basimati rice. Thank you thank you for the recipe.

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    • on May 28, 2009


      Great stuff! Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet, as I've been using this recipe for a while now. I love rice-a-roni but can't have the pkg'd stuff because of the MSG, so this is perfect! Now I can have it whenever I want! It's very versatile, I have even done it up as spanish rice-a-roni using canned diced tomatoes and taco seasoning. mmmmm.... Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Budget Rice-A-Roni

    Serving Size: 1 (39 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 189.0
    Calories from Fat 13
    Total Fat 1.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 3.1 mg
    Sodium 116.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 3.5 g

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