This looked and tasted just like the real thing! I had to tell Chicken Legs that I made the rice from scratch - not a box. He was impressed!
I like to keep ziplock baggies of the rice and broken spaghetti mixture in the pantry. It makes this homemade version so easy for a weeknight side dish. I used some chopped canned carrots in the rice because the boxed version has little carrots in the rice. I only used about 3 tablespoons of the carrots. Use the remaining carrots as a side dish later or chop them up and freeze them to use in the rice later.
Homemade Beef Rice-A-Roni
- 1 cup regular long grain rice (not instant)
- 1/2 cup broken thin spaghetti
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 3/4 cup beef broth
- 2 tsp beef bouillon
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 4 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
- 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 Tbsp diced canned carrots
In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add broken pasta and rice. Cook until lightly brown.
Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover.
Cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed.