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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
0 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 331kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $8


  • Sauce pan


  • 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


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


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg