Rice a Roni from Scratch in the Microwave

Total Time
3 mins
19 mins

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. 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. Stir in broth (or bouillon) and spices.
  3. Microwave 12 minutes on high.
  4. Let sit 3 minutes in microwave.
  5. Fluff with fork and serve.