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Homemade Rice-a-Roni i

Homemade Rice-a-Roni is a healthier update on classic Rice-a-roni. Creamy, easy to throw together and so delicious! Kid-friendly as well!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword rice-a-roni, creamy rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 331 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/4 small onion
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  1. Heat a medium saucepan to a medium heat. Add butter. Once the butter melts, add broken whole-wheat pasta. Cook in the butter until toasted and golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add onion and rice. Toast another 2-3 minutes until the onion is fragrant and rice is slightly toasted. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add 1 3/4 cups chicken stock, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the mixture sit for another 10 minutes.

  3. Remove the lid and stir in remaining chicken broth and parsley. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Rice-a-Roni i
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 346mg15%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.