Homemade Rice-a-Roni Mix! I always love quick and easy meal ideas. I used to love things like Rice-a-Roni and Hamburger Helper, but now I stay away from them because I realized that they are full of additives that are not healthy for us. I was thrilled to find a recipe for this mix. I modified the seasoning from the original and doubled the recipe to fill my canister. I have made this twice now and all the kids like it, although Rebekah had to put honey mustard dressing on hers to eat it... I won't complain. Here it is:
2 cups uncooked, non-instant rice (can use brown)
1 cup Spaghetti noodles, broken into 1" pieces (can use wheat)
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
To use: Shake container to mix ingredients. Place 1 cup of mix and 2 tsp of olive oil (or butter) in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until rice just turns a bit brown. Add 2 1/4 cups of water or broth and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.
You can also use this recipe as a base and add vegetables and/or meat to it to make a one pot dinner!
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