Years ago, I came up with my clone of a dish my children really enjoyed. I wanted to use the freshest ingredients that I usually have on hand. Many years later, I find myself still making it. If serving a beef dish, substitute chicken bouillon with beef bouillon. Angel hair pasta can be broken into small pieces in place of vermicelli.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook rice and vermicelli in hot butter until browned, about 3 minutes.

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  • Pour water over the rice mixture. Stir chicken bouillon, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder into the water; bring to a boil, place a cover on the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and cook until the water has absorbed into the rice and pasta, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; 3.6 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 311 mg sodium. 42.4 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
What can I say...This was DELICIOUS! So simple to make and waaaaay better tasting than the box stuff. Because I decided to make this on a whim I didn't have any vermicelli so I subbed orzo and that worked out fine. This is a definite keeper YUM! Thanks SHORECOOK for sharing another winner!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2014
made a written I thought it had no flavor Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
What can I say...This was DELICIOUS! So simple to make and waaaaay better tasting than the box stuff. Because I decided to make this on a whim I didn't have any vermicelli so I subbed orzo and that worked out fine. This is a definite keeper YUM! Thanks SHORECOOK for sharing another winner!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
What can I say...This was DELICIOUS! So simple to make and waaaaay better tasting than the box stuff. Because I decided to make this on a whim I didn't have any vermicelli so I subbed orzo and that worked out fine. This is a definite keeper YUM! Thanks SHORECOOK for sharing another winner!:) Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2014
Hey SHORECOOK you'll never believe what I did to your wonderful recipe! I made it as directed using a basmati brown rice mixture. Then I added a touch of salt and pepper a can of tuna (yes I said tuna fish--from Costco) and just a very small amount of mayo. It was wonderful! So I made your side dish into a main dish that way and I've already been told to make it again that very same way. Who knew?! I loved the smell of the rice cooking because it took me way back in all those years when we first started using Rice A Roni! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2013
I followed the recipe but used a skillet to make it. The seasoning is perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2013
I love this recipe and have used it since my kids were very young and I didn't have ricearoni on hand! I think they were addicted! The only change I make is that I use chicken stock or beef stock rather than cubes too salty for our taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2014
Hubby and I are so HAPPY I am done buying Rice O Foni!! I used basmati rice & tumeric Excellent! Perfect seasonings. SO EASY:) Thank you SHORECOOK! Can't wait to try it with Spanish rice!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2014
Excellent rice dish! Shorecook I never buy the Rice a Roni because it has soy in it. My family loves rice and this was a keeper. My son had two heaping servings and my husband remarked the rice was really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2014
Yum! Made this for dinner and it was really good. I used orzo as I didn't have any vermicelli pasta. Also I did not have bouillon granules only cubes. So I used two cubes. Loved this it was easy to make and tasted just like Rice-A-Roni. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2014
made a written I thought it had no flavor Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2015
This an easy recipe to make. I did not have the chicken bouillon granules so I replaced with chicken bouillon powder. I also used freshly chopped parsley. It seemed to be a little bland so I sprinkled with tajin clasico seasoning. Read More
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