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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!

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 | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #ricearoni #copycat

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 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 | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #ricearoni #copycat
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 | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #ricearoni #copycat

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!

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 | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #ricearoni #copycat

Vegan Rice-a-Roni

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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!
4.89 from 9 ratings

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • 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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Notes

*You can get this at Whole Food, or online here. You can use your favorite broth if you don’t have this on hand.
**Make sure to keep an eye on the rice. It can easily burn and that will not be good.
***You can use different combos of rice/orzo/pasta if you don’t have the exact amounts that I have listed. Just make sure the total amount used is 1 1/4 cups so that the dry to liquid ration is correct.
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
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