Friday, June 5, 2009

Rice-A-Roni Mix

I used to love the pre-made rice-a-roni mixes because no thought had to go into making them.  I tried this method and it's sooooo much better.  I think the powdered bullion makes the difference.  Even my picky BF liked it :)

Rice Mix

1 cup of spaghetti, broken into small pieces

2 cups rice, uncooked

1/4 cup dried parsley flakes

6 tablespoons instant chicken or beef bouillon powder

2 teaspoons onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon thyme (I leave this out of the beef version)

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. To use, place 1 cup mix, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 2 cups of water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender.

Note: I like to heat my rice mix with the butter until the butter is melted and the rice and pasta are just slightly browned before I add the water. But either way will work fine.

~ stolen verbatim (it's perfect as it is) from


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