Rice a Roni from Scratch in the Microwave

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by jackieblue

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.

Top Review by Lucky in Bayview

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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