Not too long ago I saw this great recipe for Homestyle Rice-A-Roni from my friend, Patty, at Cooking on a Budget.
She browned the broken spaghetti in a fry pan, and cooked the entire dish in the pan. I wanted to try her recipe, but use my rice steamer instead. The results were delicious and this recipe is a definite keeper!
1 cup white rice
1/3 cup cut spaghetti (I use angel hair pasta broken into small pieces)
2 cups chicken broth (I use chicken or turkey bone broth)
4 tbls. butter, divided
1 1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes – crushed
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. course-ground black pepper
Spray your rice steamer with cooking spay. Place all ingredients, except 1 tbls. butter, inside rice steamer and set according to manufacturer’s directions.
Once rice is done, remove lid and add reserved 1 tbls, butter, fluffing rice with fork. Let sit 10-15 minutes using the “keep warm” setting.
Serve while hot.
Cook’s note – if you don’t have a rice steamer, cook it in a large fry pan following the directions linked here