Homemade Chicken and Kale Rice a Roni Recipe

Rice a Roni is one of my favorite side dishes. This recipe is super easy and has so much less sodium than boxed Rice a Roni, making it a great side dish for any meal. It's also very easy to multiply if you are feeding a large group of people. I love the addition of kale (extra veggies woo-hoo) and my daughter had no problem clearing her plate. Enjoy!!

Chicken and Kale Rice a Roni (print recipe)

What you need:
1 1/2 tablespoon butter
1 cup instant white rice
1/2 cup thin egg noodles or angel hair pasta, broken
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
2 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 1/2 cups kale, rinsed and chopped into bite sized pieces
salt and pepper, if desired

In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium heat and add rice, noodles and onion. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until pasta and rice starts browning. Add broth and parsley, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes and add kale. Cook for another 5 minutes or until rice is cooked through, and liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

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This recipe was shared at: 
Ultimate Beans and Rice Linky at Meet Penny
Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker
Foodie Friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Thursdays Treasures at Recipes for my Boys
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch
Wonderful Food Wednesday at @Home Take 2
Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain
Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Recipe Linky at Newlyweds
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
The Bulletin Board at Mrs Happy Homemaker
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Mix it Up Monday at Flour Me With Love
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Scrumptious Sunday at Addicted to Recipes
Recipe of the Week at Family Fresh Meals


  1. I love that you added kale .... I always love finding new side dishes!

    1. Thanks Jamie! Kale was an awesome addition! I love new side dish recipes too!

    2. Thank you so much for sharing this at All my Bloggy Friends last week. I just wanted to let you know it will be one of the features tomorrow! :)

    3. Yay!! Thanks so much Jamie!! I appreciate it! :)

  2. I just happen to have a big bunch of kale in my fridge. This could be tonight's side dish.

  3. saw your recipe on Debi's Thursday Treasure! We love kale and I like the idea of making "rice a roni" from scratch! Cool :)

    1. Thank you!! I love Rice a Roni from scratch. So much better for you and tastes great! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. I love making homemade versions of boxed or pre packaged foods; it's great to be able to control the ingredients and it tastes so much better! This looks like a great recipe! Pinning this one and thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    1. Thanks so much for pinning Ericka!! I love being able to control the ingredients too!

  5. What a great yummy dish. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tomorrow night. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi


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