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Mock Rice-A-Roni with Veggies

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Recipe Information

Category: Side Dishes
Recipe Created By: Brenda-Lee Olson


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Ingredients

2 Tbsp margarine
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup uncooked vermicelli, broken into 1/2 inch pieces
3 cups water
to taste seasonings or bouillon cubes
frozen vegetables

Directions

In a large saucepan, melt the margarine. Add the rice and broken rice vermicelli. Saute until pasta is slightly browned. Add 3 cups of water, seasoning or boullion cube, and frozen vegetables.

Cook on medium heat until the water is mostly absorbed. Cook longer if you like the rice-a-roni drier. I usually cook it with the lid of the saucepan about 1/4 off so that the water evaporates well. This should take about 20 minutes to cook.

Notes

Variations:

If you can tolerate onions you could saute those with the rice and pasta during the browning stage.

If you like the cheese and brocolli rice-a-roni, add regular or soy cheese after the water is boiled away. Soy cheese takes a little longer to melt so watch the mixture carefully so it doesn't burn. A little paprika works well with to.

For frozen veggies, can use corn, carrot or broccoli chopped finely.

Substitutions

Use any type of seasoning or safe boullion cube to season.

If avoiding wheat, use rice vermicelli.

Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.


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