This homemade rice-a-roni is a blend of rice and pasta cooked in butter, chicken broth and seasonings until light and fluffy. An easy side dish that tastes WAY better than the store bought kind!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup spaghetti or vermicelli broken into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes optional
Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
Add the pasta to the pan and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes.
Add the rice to the pan and cook for 1 more minute.
Add the chicken broth, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to the pan.
Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the pan and turn the heat to low.
Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and sprinkle with parsley.
Stir in tomatoes if using, then serve.
Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 12.8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.9mg