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Friday, May 16, 2014

Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni

Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni Recipe - you'll never use the boxed stuff again! Rice, spaghetti, chicken bouillon, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder. SO good and super easy to make. I like to mix up the ingredients and put into baggies for a quick side dish during the week.

You will never open another box of Rice-A-Roni after making this rice. It is just as easy as the boxed stuff, but it tastes 100 times better! Chicken Legs keeps asking me to make this for dinner. 

I know you might be saying that this is a lot of work for a side dish. It might be if you are measuring out everything each time you make it. I wanted to avoid reaching for the box, so I made several kits of this homemade Rice-A-Roni at one time. I measured out the rice and pasta and put it in a ziplock baggie. Next, I measured out the seasonings and put them in another ziplock baggie. Now, all I have to do is add butter and water. Just like the boxed stuff. 

Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni Recipe - you'll never use the boxed stuff again! Rice, spaghetti, chicken bouillon, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder. SO good and super easy to make. I like to mix up the ingredients and put into baggies for a quick side dish during the week.



Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni
serves 4
(Printable Recipe)


  • 2 oz vermicelli, broken into half inch pieces (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup long grain rice (not instant)
  • 4 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • dash garlic powder
  • 2 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp butter

In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add broken pasta and rice. Cook until lightly brown.

Add water and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover.

Cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed.



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  1. This sounds so good. I'm not overly fond of the boxed kind but I'm going to give this a try! Thank you! :)
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  2. This is a great idea as with all the boxed pasta mixes you are paying a premium price for very simple and inexpensive ingredients. Hamburger helper is a pet peeve of mine. Basically macaroni and one already has to add the meat and cook it so what are you actually buying other than a few spices?

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  3. Are you kidding me? This is so logical and fantastic! Thank you for sharing

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  4. A great alternative to even vermicelli is orzo. Tiny ricw shaped pasta.

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  5. We just had this for our supper and it was sooooo delicious! My mom use to make this for us back in the 60's when I guess it first came out and I always loved it. Now that I am a million years old and try to make most things from scratch for the obvious healthy standpoint, I was so happy to find your recipe. Thanks so much!!!

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  6. I'm worried about the sodium in the bouillon. can you skip the bouillon and just used chicken stock/broth instead of water?

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  7. We LIVED on this when we were in college! Great incentive for me to resurrect/improve an old favourite, now that our kids are in college. thanks!

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  8. This is so great, I wish I would have thought of it...Thanks so much, not only for this recipe but for all the others you have posted and we have enjoyed! That you!!

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  9. If the color seems off to you, add a bit of Turmeric to it for color. :)

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  10. THANK YOU for this recipe!! I love using this to make a chicken rice casserole and now I can make the rice mix homemade.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this, I just learned I have High Blood Pressure and just bought the low sodium version of the box product. This will be so much better for me.

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  12. I used some Fideo Pasta.. (cut spaghetti) and Rachel Rays Italian grinder Not shilling for her, but her Italian spice grinder is really good.
    Thanks Steph for the recipe.. Rice-a-roni is a guilty pleasure from my childhood.

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  13. So, I'm always skeptical of copycat recipes that say they're just like the original... I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest. I LOVED Rice-A-Roni as a kid. I haven't had it for years because of the "crap" that's in it. So, Since I had the ingredients, I decided to give it a try. THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!! It really does taste JUST like the original!!! And it was just as easy to make!!!! Two thumbs way up on this one!!!!

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  14. I love this stuff but also walk by because of the sodium, but I also buy the No Sodium Herb-Ox. Tastes even better!! TYVM for this addition to my Recipe Box on the P

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