Homemade Rice a Roni Substitute


1⁄2 lb ground beef or 2 chicken breasts, cooked

1⁄2 teaspoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

4 tablespoons real butter

1 small onion, chopped

1⁄2 cup frozen corn

1⁄2 cup frozen peas carrot

0.5 (3 1/2 ounce) packagefideo pasta

3 cups instant rice

4 teaspoons beef or 4 teaspoons chicken broth

4 cups water


Pre-cook your meat, in a Large, non-stick fry pan. Drain your ground beef, make sure it's in cut up bits. If you are using chicken, cut up breasts, and cook till fully done, 5 minute max. Set Aside.

Wash out large skillet, and add butter on a med-high flame. Let it start to turn brown.

Add the fideo pasta into the butter, let it cook and turn brown, but not burnt.

Add the rice, and mix till fully covered with the brown butter 3 minute Stirring constantly.

Add your meat, veggies, spices mix thoroughly.

After you have mixed well, add the water, and stir till absorbed in rice.

Add the flavoring (bouillon) broth. I showed a pic of exactly what I use. I use this product for the taste, and it is in bulk-size, so whipping up something quick, i can take out the bouillon, and make a fast meal. You want to make sure it is also mixed well. 4 Second Stir.

And lastly, add your chopped onion mix into rice.

Cover with a large lid, I use a pizza pan. (I don't use lids).

Lower your flame to a simmer, and let cook 10 minute max.

Rice should be done, so check it see if it is.

Remember, you are using a Non-Stick pan. Now, you want to take off the lid, and cook on high to your desired taste.And just stir to take all the water out. I like mine almost crispy. It's like a 1 to 2 minute stirring, and it's perfect.

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