Chicken Rice Pilaf . . . AKA Homemade Rice A Roni

I grew up with mom make that San Francisco treat out of the box. You know the classic blue box of Rice-A-Roni Chicken flavored seemed to be the flavorate of choice. But is has become so expensive over the years. Now you can make you own for about 1/3 of the cost of the box. It only takes 5 minutes of you time to measure out the ingredients.

Here is my version of Chicken Rice Pilaf A.K.A. Chicken Flavored Rice-A-Roni Copycat Recipe.

Do what I do and measure out 5 or 6 mixes, cooking 1 and placing the others in the pantry. Put the rice and pasta in a gallon plastic bag, put the spices in a smaller container then place it inside the bag with the rice. Label and add instructions on how to cook Place in the pantry and you are good to go. Cheaper than bough any time.

Chicken Rice Pilaf. . AKA Homemade Chicken Flavored Rice-A-Roni

Chicken Rice Pilaf. . AKA Homemade Chicken Flavored Rice-A

 

Chicken Rice Pilaf . . . AKA Homemade Rice A Roni
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I grew up with mom make that San Fransisco treat out of the box. Chicken seemed to be the flavor of choice. But is has become so expensive over the years. Now you can make you own for about 1/3 of the cost of the box. It only takes 5 minutes of you time to measure out the ingredients.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Chicken Rice Pilaf . . . AKA Homemade Rice A Roni
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Rating: 5
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I grew up with mom make that San Fransisco treat out of the box. Chicken seemed to be the flavor of choice. But is has become so expensive over the years. Now you can make you own for about 1/3 of the cost of the box. It only takes 5 minutes of you time to measure out the ingredients.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, measure out the spices. Have the water measured and ready to go.
  2. Into a 1 quart pot place the butter, rice and orzo pasta. Place on the stove and heat on medium high, stirring frequently until the pasta has browned lightly.
  3. Add the water and spices and stir to mix. Heat until boiling. Cover, turn the heat down to a simmer and let cook for 20-minutes without lifting the lid.
  4. At the end of the 20 minute period, remove from the heat, and fluff with a fork. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Note 1: You can replace the water and chicken bouillon with chicken stock.
Note 2: The Badia amarillo yellow coloring is a powdered yellow food coloring, this is optional, but it gives the rice pilaf the traditional color. A few drops of liquid food coloring may be in instead.

I do like to measure out several bags of rice and pasta, and several containers of seasoning which I place in a smaller bag and then place the rice, pasta and a seasoning packet in a plastic bag for pantry storage. Add instructions for cooking.

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