Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Homemade Rice a Roni

I've been making this for years and it can be a side dish or add a salad and you have a quick all in one dinner.  Yummy!
1 pound ground beef (I used turkey) 
1 onion chopped 
one garlic clove minced (optional) 
2 Tbsp Oil 
2 Tbsp butter 
1 cup long grain rice 
8 ounces angel hair pasta~  broken up in small pieces about an inch long 
4 cups chicken broth.
Chopped almonds or pecans
Cook ground beef, and onion.  Drain grease if neccesary and set aside.  Melt oil in pan and add garlic.  Saute Rice and pasta till good and brown.  Add butter, broth and taste broth adjusting seasonings to your liking.  Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer.  Cook 20 minutes or till water is dissolved.  Check your rice and if need be, add 1/4 cup of water and cook till absorbed.   You might have to add more water depending on the type of long grain rice you used.  Allow rice to stand with lid so it can fluff up~ about 10 minutes.  Sprinkle liberaly with chopped pecans or almonds before serving. 

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  1. Oh, that sounds so good! I wish I had some right now.


    Sheila :-)

  2. This sounds delicious, and I want to try it! Need to get some ingredients and I will make it. Visiting from A Favorite Thing. xo

    1. Thanks so much Barbara for stopping by and for leaving an encouragging comment!

  3. This sounds really good! Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Thanks so very much for joining in this week.