Sunday, January 14, 2024

Homemade Rice-A-Roni

On the heels of my Hamburger Helper recipe, I also tried one for Rice-A-Roni. I don’t buy that product either because of all the sodium and preservatives to give it shelf life. The box mix has palm oil, corn syrup and lactose. These are all ingredients we should avoid.  You have to be careful with dried soup base because some of them have corn syrup and high sodium also. 

In a clean mason jar add 1/2 cup of broken up vermicelli. You can make the pieces as small as you want.

Then add 1 cup of plain long cooking white rice (not instant), 4 t. of the best dried soup base you can find (either beef or chicken), 1 t. dried parsley, 1/2 t. Italian seasoning and 1/4 t. garlic powder.

Seal it up and keep it in your pantry.

To prepare brown 2 T. of butter in a pan. Add the dry ingredients from the jar and brown to your desired color without burning it.

Add 2 3/4 cups of water and simmer for 20 minutes. The liquid should be absorbed.

This can be eaten as a side dish or add some meat and vegetables for a hot dish.  It’s very good.

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