Home made rice-a-roni. Its just as easy to make, and significantly cheaper. You can find the short pieces of vermicelli in little bags by the Mexican food in most grocery stores, or you can bust up spaghetti noodles into 2 inch pieces. I buy the big cans of gravy mix, they last forever and are much cheaper than the little packets. I also keep frozen diced onions in my freezer for stuff like this.