Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Copycat Chicken Rice a Roni Recipe

Jan 8, 2012

Copycat Chicken Rice a Roni Recipe

Skip the boxed stuff and make your own at home! Inexpensive, full of flavor and completely homemade! Copycat Chicken Rice a Roni from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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!

Copycat Chicken Rice a Roni

by Sheena
  • 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
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • salt and pepper, as desired
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.
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Skip the boxed stuff and make your own at home! Inexpensive, full of flavor and completely homemade! Copycat Chicken Rice a Roni from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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  1. I know right?? It's so good and so much lighter and less salty tasting than the boxed stuff! YUM!!

  2. Wow, who knew so easy!! Here's a tip: If you can't find the skinny egg noodles, try broken angel hair pasta. I make a Mexican Fideo Soup and that's what I use b/c I can't find the noodles :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces. Have a blessed week and please come again next Sunday!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  3. Thanks for the tip! It was way too easy to make! Thanks for hosting and I will be back next week!

  4. This looks like a great, quick recipe! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  5. I hate to admit it but I love Rice a Roni...adding this to my list of things to try!

  6. Awesome! I love Rice-a-Roni. Pinning this to try!

  7. I can't wait to try this! We love Rice A Roni--maybe I'll throw some cheese in to make it cheesy rice-a-roni! I found you from Good Tastes Tuesday.

  8. I LOVE rice a roni but don't eat a lot of processed stuff either so this sounds great. Thanks!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  9. Yum... going to have try it this weekend.

    Thanks for stopping by Good Tastes Tuesday

  10. Sheena, Rice A Roni is one of my favorites and this recipe looks very good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  11. Love this! I was just talking to my sister yesterday about how she should really stop buying the boxed stuff and just make it herself. Now to convince to get on Pinterest!

  12. yum this looks so great! thank you for sharing!

  13. Okay, this looks so easy and so delicious!! I love homemade versions of a boxed food :) thanks for sharing!

    1. You're welcome! This is such an easy recipe! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. What a great recipe! It looks very tasty. So glad you shared it with us at Weekend Potluck. Can hardly wait to see what you bring along to share next time. =) Have a wonderful week ahead.

  15. Your homemade rice-a-roni looks delicious. We have a homemade recipe that we use and like it but I'm going to give yours a try as it's just a tad different. I love making homemade. It's so much tastier and so much better for our bodies. Thanks for sharing it. Would you be willing to share this recipe post at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and I think our readers would, too. Thanks. Have a fabulous day.

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

  16. We have gotten away from boxed, processed foods too and Rice-A-Roni being one of them...yah...this sounds great. I have an Instant Pot so make rice often. This wil be a great addition.


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