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Awesomw base recipe. I added green onions, celery, grated carrots and mushrooms. It would be delicious as written but I didn't want to make a side veggie so I put it all in the rice and it was so good. Served with pan fried shrimp and it was a nice dinner for a very hot summer day. Thanks for posting!!!
So happy I found this... really wanted rice with dinner but had no boxed mixes available. I used minute brown rice which worked perfectly and it was done in about 15 minutes
I could not get my husband to give up boxed rice-a-roni, so I came across this as we are trying to budget a little more, and it is a huge hit! When I don't have stuff to add, I just use chicken or beef boullion cubes and then add some chicken seasoning to give it that "rice a roni" flavor! I've sauteed onions with it when I have fresh onion, then added the pasta, and after adding the broth add shredded carrots. I can see all sorts of possibilities! Thank you for this recipe, now I always have it on hand and the family is very happy!
On 5/31/10 I was looking for something different to go with fried chicken, and came across this recipe and decided to try it. And I'm really glad I did. For the pasta, vermicelli was used. I did have to simmer for about 35 minutes to get the rice completely done. And I added a bit of powdered chicken bouillon to get the flavor that I was used to in the boxed mix. When this is made again, the amount of bouillon will be decreased so I can slowly get the extra sodium out. I can see extras being added to this recipe to make it a one dish meal. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "
Awesome! I made this to go alongside Awesome Baked Pork Chops and it was perfect! I sauteed 2 cloves of garlic and about 1/2 cup of sweet onion before adding the noodles and added another tbs of butter before adding the rice. I thought I had spaghetti and realized I was out at the last minute, so I subbed macaroni (next smallest pasta I had on hand). It was kind of funny looking, but tasted spectacular. My hubby finished the WHOLE bowl! Thank you for the great recipe!
I have made this WONDERFUL recipe now 5 or 6 times... Its a go to for me.. Its a retro feel good reminds me of my childhood type of thing.. but NO MORE boxes here.. I know what goes in this.. and it is even BETTER than the BOX version.. couple of times i sauteed mushrooms, once added brochilli, have tried it with chicken and beef broth both... I dont think anyone could go wrong with this... I have bragged about this at work also and passed it on! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!
This worked out rather well. I used orzo rather than the broken spaghetti-everything else I kept the same. My husband loves the stuff, I hate what's in the boxed "crap" so this is my very happy medium! So many options for variations that this will be my go to recipe! Thanks for posting! Di ;-)
These were OK. I had to add a lot more liquid than called for to get the rice cooked. Also, we thought they were quite a bit bland. We had to add lots of salt and pepper and other spices to give them a little more oomph. Great idea though. I will try to adjust to our liking and avoide buying the bad-for-you pre-packaged stuff.
What great recipe! we loved it . it sure beats the package stuff I used to buy; thank you for posting. Rita
This dish is wonderful! I make it at least twice a week. I use different seasonings with the broth, all with great results. Also, I use orzo instead of spaghetti. Economical and delicious! Thanks, LisaA, for posting.