homemade rice a roni
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Homemade Rice Pilaf

a "copycat" version of the Rice a Roni side dish
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: copycat


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 oz dry spaghetti or vermicelli approx a small handful
  • 1 cup long grain rice not instant
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  • Break the dry spaghetti into small into 1/2" pieces; this should amount to approximately 1/2 cup. Place the spaghetti and butter in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until the pasta starts to turn a golden brown, stirring frequently. Watch carefully as this can burn quickly!
  • Place the rest of the ingredients in the saucepan and stir to combine. Reduce heat, cover and let cook for 15 minutes. You may want to check in the last minute in case all the liquid has cooked off.
  • Remove from heat, stir and fluff the rice mixture; serve immediately.