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Homemade Rice Mix Recipes

Create your own homemade rice mixes similar to Rice a Roni. This page contains homemade rice mix recipes.


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10 found this helpful
January 27, 2012 Flag
This is handy to have and is much cheaper than buying the pre-made mixes.


  • 3 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 Tbsp. instant chicken bouillon granules
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  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter (add when cooking)


Combine all in storage container with a tight fitting lid.

To prepare:

Combine 2 cups water and 1 Tablespoon of butter in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Stir in 1 cup of the rice mix. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes till done, or use your rice cooker if you have one.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 Minutes

Source: I do not know where I got this. I have had it a long time.

By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA

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Anonymous Flag
January 30, 20120 found this helpful

The great thing about this recipe is you can switch out the thyme with seasonings like oregano and Italian or poultry seasoning to vary the flavor. Am going to give this a try but think will increase the chicken bouillon quite a bit simply because I prefer the base flavor to be strongest of the seasonings.

Hope you don't mind me making a suggestion. Reduce the rice to 2 cups and substitute the other 1 cup with vermicelli (you can find the already small type in the Mexican food isle) and then brown the vermicelli in the butter before adding the other ingredients. Doing this will make it more like Rice a Roni if you're a Roni fan.

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April 21, 2011 Flag

A cheaper version of the classic Rice-a-Roni mix. I hate paying high prices for the foods my family loves and try to recreate as many as possible.



Put pasta into food processor and cut into about 1/4 inch pieces. Add equal parts of rice to the mix.

To cook, determine how much mix you need for the meal. Add butter or oil to saute pan, add onion and pasta mix, heat mixture until the pasta turns golden brown. Add water and your choice of bouillon Add mushrooms and simmer until tender.

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By Michelle from Lanett, AL

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Anonymous Flag
April 22, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks for sharing your Rice a Roni recipe! I add a little bit of minced garlic during the saute. Personally don't care for mushy mushrooms so don't use them but that's just my pickiness showing - LOL!

Also, you can save a step by purchasing pre-cut vermicelli (vermicelli is what's used in the boxed Rice a Roni). I find mine in the Mexican isle of my market and it actually costs a little less money per ounce.

Oh, one more thing! Herb Ox brand bouillon granules are available with no sodium if sodium is a health or taste issue for you. 1 tsp granules equals 1 cube.

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July 21, 2014

This is a big time saver!

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December 5, 20040 found this helpful

This curried rice mix is an interesting complement for plain chicken or pork.

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August 20, 2012

Inspired by reading about Rice-a-Roni. We don't have it here, I made my own version. Result: a lovely smoky-tasting mix, very unusual.

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February 23, 2007

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until evenly distributed. Put about 1 1/3 cups into three 1-pint containers and label as "Chicken Flavored Rice Mix".

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January 11, 2006

Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender...

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August 3, 2011 Flag

Does anyone have a homemade recipe for the herbs in Rice a Roni? I would like to use brown rice instead of the white rice in most of their boxes.

By Derotha

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

I love this webiste, she has a lot of recipes for convenience food mixes.

chicken flavor-

http://www.hill  hicken-ricearoni

Beef flavor-

http://www.hill  de-beef-ricaroni

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