Garlic Rice A Roni

Garlic Rice-a-Roni



Garlic Rice A Roni


Making homemade Rice-A-Roni® is so easy and absolutely delicious. It's also a side dish that can be turned into a quick dinner with just a few additions! homemade rice a roni in a white bowl I've always loved how easy making a rice side dish is and this homemade version of Rice-A-Roni is no exception! In just about 10 minutes you can have a delicious side dish and you don't need any special equipment to make it!
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Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Pasta, Rice
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter salted or unsalted is fine
  • 1 ounce vermicelli
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup sliced Shallots Leeks or Onion
  • 1 tsp sea salt fine grain or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp thyme leaves dried or 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ tsp basil dried or 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 cups water


  • Slice the shallots, leeks or onion into thin strips and set aside. Peel and dice the garlic. Measure out the spices and other ingredients.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil with 2 Tbsp butter on sear/sauté set to medium high. When hot break the vermicelli noodles into small pieces into the pot. Add the rice and stir. Add in the garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes or until the vermicelli starts to brown.
  • Add in leeks, seasonings and stir. Add the water and put the lid on. cook for about 7-15 minutes depending on your cookware or until the rice is cooked.
  • When the time is up and the button on the lid has dropped, open the lid and fluff the rice. Serve & Enjoy


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