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Rice a Roni in a pan with a wooden spoon

Rice a Roni

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Catalina
Rice a roni is a very easy recipe, that tastes delicious and satisfying. A budget friendly and perfect side dish that is guaranteed to be a hit.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cups long grain white rice I used basmati
  • 1 cup spaghetti broken into small pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Place a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the diced onion and cook stirring for 1 minutes.
  • Add the diced bell pepper and minced garlic. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the pasta pieces and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the dry rice and cook stirring for another minute.
  • Add the chicken broth, salt, pepper, dried parsley and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. You can stir the mixture once mid-cooking.
  • Once cooked, don't lift the lid. Remove the pan from heat and let it stand for 10 minutes. After that, fluff with a fork and garnish with chopped parsley.


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 38.3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.8mg