Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a big hit at my house and pretty cheap to make too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium skillet saute' broken spaghetti pieces in butter, stirring constantly, until the spaghetti begins to brown.
  2. Add rice, stirring until the rice is well coated with the butter and the spaghetti browns a little more Carefully pour in broth.
  3. Simmer until liquid is absorbed.
Most Helpful

5 5

If I didn't know it wasn't Rice A Roni, I wouldn't have known it wasn't Rica A Roni! We LOVED it! We usually eat the chicken and mushroom flavor, so that is what I attempted. I replaced the broken pasta with orzo because I already had it. I used 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of Better than Bouillon Chicken flavor, plus I added 2 or 3 dried shitake mushrooms (broken up) and some garlic powder and onion powder. Oh and a little dried parsley. I browned the pasta and rice together like the original, and cooked it for 20 minutes after adding the liquid. Also, when it was all done, I added a splash of Half and Half. It was AWESOME! Next time, I think I will add just a bit more bouillon. Awesome recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

5 5

I made this tonight and it was sooooo good and easy!! I loved that I get to choose what i want in it. The only thing i did different was i added 1 clove of garlic and 1/4 onion chopped at the begining. My husband is pretty picky, so this is nice because i can make his (beef- will use beef instead of chicken broth) and mine (this recipe) without having to waste 1/2 a box of each. Thanks so much for sharing this! I will definatly have to make this again!

5 5

I've made rice this way many a time, and it's good to see that others enjoy it, too! I usually use thin angel hair pasta instead of of spaghetti. There are a lot of things you can add in to this recipe, as well, such as dried minced onion, chopped green onion, almond slivers... all sorts of things. Just as commercially-produced Rice-A-Roni is versatile, so is doing it the old fashioned way. :)