This Vegan Rice-a-Roni recipe tastes like the real deal, but is made with 100% vegan ingredients and zero preservatives. The perfect vegan side dish!
When I say that I LOVEDDDDDD rice-a-roni when I was kid, I mean it! It was my absolute favorite thing. I mean what's not to like? It's salty, carby goodness.
BUT, the fact that my favorite childhood flavor (chicken) isn't vegan, only made it that more important that I develop a recipe that would curb the craving.
And that's where this Vegan Rice-a-Roni recipe comes in.
This stuff tastes like the real deal people. The (not so) secret ingredient is vegan chicken broth. It is a must in my books. You can get it at Whole Foods or online here.
The other important part of this recipe is the combination of different rice/pasta. I used white rice, orzo and angel hair pasta (broken into pieces). I'm telling you, this is the holy grail of pasta combos to make this dish.
I promise you are going to want to make this side dish all the time! It is so good!
- Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the angel hair, orzo and rice to the pan and cook until toasted and slightly browned, stirring constantly.**
- Slowly pour the broth into the pan. Stir in the parsley, garlic powder and onion powder. Bring to a boil, cover and lower heat. Simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
- Turn the heat off, taste and adjust salt. Serve hot.
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