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rice-a-roni with chicken strips

Homemade Rice-A-Roni

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  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup vermicelli or thin spaghetti broken into ½-1” lengths
  • ¾ cup white long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ large onion chopped fine
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. chicken bouillon look for powders/cubes that do not contain MSG
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  • Melt butter in a skillet. And gently sauté the onion until it is translucent and just changing color. Remove onion and set aside in a dish.
  • Add rice and noodles and sauté until lightly browned.
    rice and vermicilli sauteed in butter
  • Stir in chicken broth, bouillon, salt (if using ), and pepper. Mix all ingredients thoroughly, incorporating seasonings throughout the broth, rice and noodles. Bring to a boil.
    rice-a-roni with broth being brought to boil
  • Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20-23 minutes, checking periodically that the rice-a-roni is not sticking to the pan.
  • Mix additions through, garnish with chosen toppings and enjoy!