How To Make Easy Homemade Rice A Roni

My Rice A Roni side dish.
My Rice A Roni side dish. | Source

Rice Goes With Everything, Why Not Kick It Up A Bit.

Here is a very simple recipe for Rice A Roni, which I made up on the spur of the moment one day. And I have been making it ever since. I know that you can buy Rice A Roni from a box mix, and that is fine to. My recipe does not involve frying it on the stove though. And it can be made in under 30 minutes, using instant white rice, and dry chicken noodle soup mix. Everyone that has eaten really liked it, and even had seconds.It is also a wonderful change of pace from plain old white rice. This rice is also kid friendly! So onto the recipe.

Ingredients:

** 1 medium onion, peeled and diced

** 6 fresh mushrooms, caps removed and sliced, and cut into chunks. ( can use canned mushrooms)

** 1 envelope of dry chicken noodle soup mix ( the cup a soup kind)

** 1 cup of chicken broth

** 2 cups of water

** 3 cups of instant white rice ( brown rice if desired)

** dried basil flakes, about a teaspoon

** 1 teaspoon garlic powder

** pepper to taste.

In a medium sized pot, heat some olive oil, add the onions and mushrooms. Saute them until soft. Then add the 2 cups of water and the one cup of chicken broth, then add the dry chicken noodle soup mix. Stir and bring it to a boil, next add the instant rice, along with the basil and pepper, garlic powder, just stir and cover with a lid. let it sit for about 5 minutes or so. Then just stir and serve . This recipe will serve 10. Of course you can cut the recipe down if you need to. Just follow the directions on the back of the rice box. The amount I made was for my residents at my job, where I am a cook.

So there you have it. This Rice A Roni recipe will go nicely with just about any meal.

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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I like the make your own. My husband loves this and this is certainly simple enough. Voting up and pinning.


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lucybell21 3 years ago from Troy, N.Y. Author

Thanks Carol. I think it is also less expensive to make my own anyway.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I enjoy rice occasionally thanks for the lovely idea.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I enjoy rice occasionally thanks for the lovely idea.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Lucy - I have read several of your recipes and you seem to be one heck of an accomplished cook! I will be adding this to my recipes and I thank you for the share.


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lucybell21 3 years ago from Troy, N.Y. Author

Thank you shiningirisheyes! I keep try to come up with new recipes for my residents at the home that I work at, and there are days , that it is hust so hard.


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WiccanSage 2 years ago

This is great; I'm always looking for ways to save by cutting out the pre-package meals and making them from scratch. I must try this.

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