Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipe

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Josephine Published: November 21, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Homemade Rice-A-Roni

Forget the boxed version and make your own instead. This homemade Rice-A-Roni mixes rice and pasta in a herby and savory broth.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 3tbspbutter
  • 1cupspaghettior vermicelli, broken into ½ inch pieces
  • cupslong grain white rice
  • 4cupschicken broth
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tsponion powder
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 2tbspparsleychopped
  • ½cuptomatoesdiced, optional


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.

  2. Add the pasta to the pan and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until browned.

  3. Add the rice to the pan and cook for 1 more minute.

  4. Add the chicken broth, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to the pan.

  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the pan and turn the heat to low.

  6. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and sprinkle with parsley.

  7. Stir in tomatoes if using, then serve.


  • Calories: 178.14kcal
  • Fat: 7.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.75g
  • Fiber: 0.84g
  • Sugar: 3.36g
  • Protein: 6.60g
  • Cholesterol: 20.07mg
  • Sodium: 426.08mg
  • Calcium: 14.80mg
  • Potassium: 251.91mg
  • Iron: 0.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 60.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.76mg
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