Homemade Chicken Rice a Roni Recipe

01/14/2012 12:00 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Thanks to Hot Eats and Cool Reads for passing along this recipe for Homemade Chicken Rice a Roni, you can make this cheaper  than the box and better tasting as well!

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Homemade Chicken Rice a Roni

Rice a Roni is a favorite at our house. Since I’ve started buying less boxed and processed foods, we don’t eat it very often anymore. I’ve seen various recipes for this online, so I had to try and make my own. It turned out delicious and so very easy to make!  I served it with Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots and some Organic Chicken Portobello Brats for a tasty meal!

What you need:
1 1/2 tbsp. butter
1 c. instant white rice
1/2 c. fine egg noodles (usually found in the spanish foods aisle)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. onion, finely diced
2 1/2 c. chicken broth (I used water and bouillon cubes)
1 tsp dried parsley
salt and pepper

Melt butter in a large saute pan. Add rice, noodles, garlic and onion. Saute over medium high heat until rice starts browning, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook covered until rice is cooked through about 10 minutes. Enjoy!!

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This is a great recipe. I actually have a toddler with many food allergies and was able to make this allergen free very easily. Not many side dishes for people with food allergies.(milk,soy, wheat,egg,treenuts,peanuts,fish,shellfish,oats)


You can also use Better Than Bouillon. You can buy a 72 serving container at Costco for only $7.50. AND, it is 100% organic. Basically it is a highly concentrated chicken broth. I love the fact it is cheap and organic. Works great for homemade Rice A Roni. I also find it you add about a tsp of sugar to the spice mixture it adds a little flavor. Sounds odd, but I was recommended to do it and it tastes great. Who knew homemade Rice A Roni could be so simple and cheap!

Tina Baily
Tina Baily

Thank you for sharing! I like that this has so much less sodium than the packaged kind, and is healthier and cheaper too. That's my kind of recipe!


Thank you for this recipe! We completely cut out any processed foods back in August and Rice A Roni is the one thing that my 2 year old and husband really miss. Can't wait to try this!


I just use thin spaghetti in mine. Got boxes of free Smart Taste on hand. I also throw in some slivered almonds.


Thanks for featuring my Rice a Roni recipe!


Thanks for sharing this!! This sounds much better than the boxed kind with all those added preservatives and stuff.

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