Create your own homemade rice mixes similar to Rice a Roni. This page contains homemade rice mix recipes.
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This curried rice mix is an interesting complement for plain chicken or pork.
Layer the ingredients in the order given in a 1 1/2-cup jar.
Attach this to the Jar:
In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil. Add the rice mix. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes.
This is handy to have and is much cheaper than buying the pre-made mixes.
Combine all in storage container with a tight fitting lid.
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.
Source: I do not know where I got this. I have had it a long time.
By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA
To use: Mix 1 1/3 cups Chicken Flavored Rice Mix with 2 cups cold water and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. 4 to 6 servings
By Christi from Paducah, KY
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.
By Michelle from Lanett, AL
Mix all ingredients and store in air tight container.
Shake or stir dry mixture well.
Place 1 cup mix and 2 Tbsp. butter in a skillet. Cook until vermicelli is browned.
Add 2 1/4 cups water.
Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
By imaqt1962 from Illinois
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.
Mix equal quantities together, and store in an airtight container. Boil as for rice or spaghetti, BUT add 3 times the volume of water, as this mix is very thirsty. Pre-soaking might cut down the cooking time, but I haven't tried it yet.
When cooked, add powdered cumin, if liked, to enhance the smoky flavour. Other spices according to taste: chilli, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika.
This mix is for rice dishes where rice is the main ingredient. It is too flavourful for curries, etc.
Suggested uses: rice salads, rice-cakes, adding flavour to bean-burgers and, if you are a good bread-baker, to home-made bread-dough.
By Helen from Northern Ireland, UK
Do you like Rice-A-Roni? Try my family recipe for it, "Spanish style" with ground beef. I like it, because it's inexpensive to make, and, simply, because it tastes good. Eat it with some type of dinner rolls. My son and I enjoy it with buttered crescent rolls. You can get frozen crescent rolls, and brush or rub margarine or butter on top.
Cook the Rice-A-Roni according to the directions on the box. By all means, add the optional diced tomatoes. Then brown the ground beef and add it to the Rice-A-Roni. Add as much crushed red pepper as you like, bring it all to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
By Gaynell H. from Louisville, KY
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