I use fideo pasta which is a "cut" pasta instead of using a Rice A Roni Box. Instant rice is best. And You can substitute the ground beef for 2 cooked chicken breasts. So Use either the beef, Or chicken broth in your recipe. This is for a large amount which you can pre-make, then refrigerate for dinner, lunches at work, or home. If you are HUNGRY, or HANGRY, this is a good quick fix for that.