Rice a Roni

A quick and tasty meal that goes good with mixed vegetables and meats is Rice a Roni.


Review: Rice a Roni

Published 21:40 pm

I hadn't had Rice a Roni in many years. I have had rice recipes of all types but, not Rice a Roni. So I picked up a box and took it home to prepare with a meal. I decided to make it the main base of the evening meal. The great thing about Rice a Roni is that it is very simple and quick to make. I decided to go with the chicken flavor brand.

The Rice a Roni product actually had its start from Italian descent. The company started out as a producer of macaroni. Keep in mind the last part of the word macaroni is Roni. Inspired by an American neighbors rice pilaf recipe, the company formed the product called Rice a Roni. It is a mixture of rice and macaroni. It was began in 1958 in Sana Francisco. Eventually the macaroni was substituted for with vermicelli because it was a smaller grain. In 1986, Quaker Oats purchased the company.

Rice a Roni comes in a 7.9 oz. box. (225g). It has 15% more rice than a regular size box. It includes rice, vermicelli, chicken or meat broth (flavoring) and other seasonings to add to its taste. When it is prepared it has 300 calories of which 70 of them is fat. Other nutrition facts are. Total fat 1g, 12%, sodium 1070mg 48%, total carbohydrate 51g 17%, Dietary Fiber 2g 7%, sugar 2g, protein 7g. Vitamins; A 6%, C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10%, Thiamine 25%, Riboflavin 10%, Niacin 15%, Felic Acid 25%.

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The directions on the back of the box are very easy to follow. Besides the contents in the box, you need three cups of water and two tablespoons of margarine or butter with no trans fat.

Preparation is very simple. In a large skillet, combine the mix with the butter or margarine and saute over a medium heat until it is golden brown. Be sure to stir it regularly as it browns. Next slowly stir in one cup of water at a time into the mixture along with the special seasonings and bring to a mild boil. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer the contents from 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally so that the mixture doesn't stick and burn. Cook until it is tender. It is now ready to serve.

As I said earlier it can be part of a meal or a meal in itself. One of the good things about Rice a Roni, is that you can be very creative with it. You can use it in stuffed peppers, as a pilaf, and in a combination of other rice related recipes.

I like to serve it with either cooked or steamed fresh vegetables over it. I even take pieces of browned chicken and put with it. It is possible to use your own seasoning with the product. However, I think that you will find their seasoning very tasteful and delicious.

The box says that it provides for three servings. I have found out that I can get five servings as long as I add other things like vegetables and meats.

One major factor that the company does that I appreciate is that it makes an effort to keep the sodium content as low as possible. This makes it an even healthier meal. Their side dishes have 33% less sodium per box.

Rice a Roni is truly the "San Francisco Treat."

Bestselling Rice a Roni Products in 2021


Rice a Roni Cups, Chicken, Individual Cup, 1.97 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Rice a Roni Cups, Chicken, Individual Cup, 1.97 Ounce (Pack of 12)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Chicken flavor blends rice and vermicelli with chicken broth, onions, parsley, and garlic
  • Served in individual cups you can enjoy at home, at work, or on the go
  • Cooks in 3 1/2 minutes in the microwave
  • Just add water
  • Includes 12 single-serve cups

RICE-A-RONI CREAMY FOUR CHEESE-12 PACK

RICE-A-RONI CREAMY FOUR CHEESE-12 PACK
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Tender rice with a mix of four creamy cheeses
  • Just add meat to make it a meal
  • Cooks in just 15 minutes
  • 6 grams of protein per serving
  • Visit our website for tips to help you create easy family pleasing meals

Rice A Roni Variety Pack of 12 Flavors

Rice A Roni Variety Pack of 12 Flavors
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Rice A Roni Variety Pack of 12 Flavors
  • Beef Flavor 6.8 Oz, Cheddar Broccoli Flavor 6.5 Oz, Chicken Flavor 6.9 Oz, Chicken & Garlic Flavor 5.9 Oz
  • Country Cheddar Flavor 6.3 Oz, Creamy Four Cheese 6.4 Oz, Herb & Butter Flavor 7.2 Oz, Long Grain & Wild Rice Original 4.3 Oz
  • Parmesan & Romano Cheese (Rustic Recipes) 5 Oz, Rice Pilaf 7.2 Oz, Spanish Rice 6.8 Oz, Stir Fried Rice 6.2 Oz

Rice-A-Roni and Pasta Roni Cups, Variety Pack , 2.11 Ounce Cups, 12 Count

Rice-A-Roni and Pasta Roni Cups, Variety Pack , 2.11 Ounce Cups, 12 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Now you can enjoy the great taste of Rice-A-Roni and Pasta Roni in convenient, single-serve cups that you cook in your microwave.
  • Individual cups you can enjoy at home, at work, or on the go
  • Cooks in minutes in the microwave
  • Just add water
  • Variety pack includes 12 cups - 4 cups each of Rice-A-Roni Chicken, Rice-A-Roni Cheddar Broccoli, and Pasta Roni Parmesan & Romano
  • 12 2.11oz single-serve cups you can enjoy as a snack or side dish

Rice-A-Roni CHICKEN Flavor 6.9oz (5 pack)

Rice-A-Roni CHICKEN Flavor 6.9oz (5 pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • 5 - 6.9oz Boxes of CHICKEN Flavor by Rice-A-Roni
  • A family classic! Rice-A-Roni Chicken flavor blends rice and vermicelli with chicken broth, onions, parsley, garlic and other natural flavors to create a delicious side dish that will delight your whole family. It's the perfect complement to your favorite chicken recipes.

Rice-A-Roni Dinner Classics Variety Pack, 10 Boxes

Rice-A-Roni Dinner Classics Variety Pack, 10 Boxes
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Contains 10 boxes. 4 Chicken, 4 Beef, 2 Rice Pilaf.
  • Our Rice-A-Roni products combine rice, pasta and the perfect mix of seasonings
  • Create delicious, family pleasing side dishes and main dish recipes
  • Pair with your favorite protein and vegetables for a dinner the whole family will enjoy
  • Quick & easy to prepare: Just add water and butter or oil

Quaker Rice A Roni Fried Rice, 6.2 Ounce

Quaker Rice A Roni Fried Rice, 6.2 Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • A family favorite
  • Blends rice and vermicelli to create a savory and satisfying side dish
  • It's the perfect complement to your family's favorite Asian recipes

Rice a Roni Rice Mix, Creamy Four Cheese, 6.4 Oz

Rice a Roni Rice Mix, Creamy Four Cheese, 6.4 Oz
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Rice-A-Roni four cheese, 6.4 Ounce
  • Tender rice with a mix of four creamy cheeses and other natural flavors
  • Visit our website for tips to help you create easy family pleasing meals

Rice A Roni, Beef Flavored Rice, 6.8oz (Pack of 6)

Rice A Roni, Beef Flavored Rice, 6.8oz (Pack of 6)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Rice A Roni
  • Beef Flavored Rice
  • 6.8oz Box
  • Pack of 6

Rice-A-Roni Chicken, Lower Sodium, 6.9 Ounce

Rice-A-Roni Chicken, Lower Sodium, 6.9 Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 6.9 Ounce
  • Rice, vermicelli, chicken broth and herbs with other natural flavors
  • Visit our website for tips to help you create easy family pleasing meals

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