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    Rice a Roni from Scratch in the Microwave

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    22 mins

    3 mins

    19 mins

    jackieblue's Note:

    Yes, it is possible to make your own homemade Rice A Roni in the microwave. My microwave is fairly powerful, so please adjust this recipe to yours accordingly. Mine often just sits in the microwave for a while while I finish dinner, and that way it stays hot and is still good once I fluff it.

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    1. 1
      Place rice, orzo (or other pasta) and margarine in a 2 quart heavy glass bowl. Microwave on high 3 1/2 - 4 minutes stirring after every minute (more often toward the end if you use pasta other than orzo) or until pasta is golden brown.
    2. 2
      Stir in broth (or bouillon) and spices.
    3. 3
      Microwave 12 minutes on high.
    4. 4
      Let sit 3 minutes in microwave.
    5. 5
      Fluff with fork and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2012


      Perfect, and exactly what I was craving. I really only use my microwave to re-heat things. This recipe has made me rethink that.I did make a couple substitutions. I used spaghetti instead of orzo and I didn't have any broth, so I used half a package of onion soup mix and added the garlic powder and some Penzy's pasta sprinkle. So, good! Thanks for posting!

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    • on October 07, 2011


      This was a very simple recipe to follow with ingredients I had in the pantry. I like that I can control the sodium. The timing was exactly right. As was mentioned, I left the rice in the microwave while I finished the rest of dinner and fluffed it just before serving. It stayed hot and was ready when I was. Thanks for a go to side dish.

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    • on October 21, 2011


      Delicious and easy. Served for lunch with hotdogs and steamed broccoli.

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    Nutritional Facts for Rice a Roni from Scratch in the Microwave

    Serving Size: 1 (200 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 279.5
    Calories from Fat 62
    Total Fat 6.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 490.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 7.9 g

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