Homemade Rice A Roni Recipe – With Chicken or Beef

Homemade Rice A Roni Recipe

This ❇️ Homemade Rice A Roni Recipe is better than the packaged box mixes. Not only is it tastier, but it is cheaper. We’ve listed the ingredients for the ❇️ Chicken Rice A Roni Recipe, but you can make this into a Beef Rice A Roni recipe by swapping the bouillon flavor.

Serve the Rice a Roni with chicken (grilled, oven-baked, or skillet-cooked) and a vegetable for a healthy and comforting meal.

This super simple recipe can easily be multiplied to make several batches to have on hand. The Rice Roni recipe’s ingredients are common that many of us have in our pantries.

At about $0.50 a batch, this can be an economical choice. Plus, you can control the fat/sodium content by adjusting the ingredients to suit your family’s needs and preferences.

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Homemade Reice A Roni

Homemade Rice A Roni - With Chicken or Beef

If your family enjoys the boxed Rice-A-Roni side dishes, try making your own homemade Rice-A-Roni with this simple recipe. It is cheaper and tastier with your favorite seasonings. If you have a special diet, you can substitute the rice and pasta to the kinds your family likes best.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rice, Rice A Roni
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 166


  • 4 oz. Spaghetti, Vermicelli, or Angel Hair Pasta Broken into small pieces
  • 1 cup Rice Long grain white
  • 3 tsp. Chicken Bouillon or 3 Bouillon cubes, crushed
  • 0.5 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 0.5 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 0.25 tsp. Paprika
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 3.5 cups Water


  • Melt butter in a skillet.
  • Combine bouillon and seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Add rice and pasta to the hot skillet, and cook until lightly toasted.
  • Add seasoning mixture and water to pan, and mix well. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 - 25 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is fully cooked.


If you prefer Beef Rice A Roni, simply substitute beef bouillon in place of the chicken.
You can easily prepare dry mixes of homemade Rice A Roni for later use. Combine rice and pasta into a jar or other food container. Pour bouillon and seasonings into a small zipper baggie. Add the sealed baggie to your container of rice and pasta. Store for up to 6 months.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Rice A Roni - With Chicken or Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 168IU3%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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