Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Terrific Tuesday ~~With Recipes

Today's theme. . . Rice A Roni


Rice A Roni Casserole
  • 2 (6 1/4 ounce) boxes Rice-A-Roni
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 (6 ounce) can Durkee onions


Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 1 1/2 hrs

  1.  Brown beef in a skillet; drain off grease.
  2.  Place drained beef in a large bowl. Add seasoning packets from rice mix, soup, and water. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Mix in rice and noodles from boxes.
  3.  Place in a greased 9 x 13" glass casserole dish.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  5.  Remove from oven and stir thoroughly, making sure to scrape the bottom of the casserole, so the rice isn't sticking.
  6.  Return it to the oven and bake 10 minutes more, sprinkling the onions over the top for the last 3 minutes.

Mexican Chili

Mexican Chili
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 90 minutes Time to Table: 105 minutes Recipe Yield: 6 servings


1 package RICE-A-RONI® Mexican Flavor
1 pound ground round
1 finely chopped yellow onion
1 can black beans (rinsed)
1 can mild chili beans (rinsed)
1 can dark red chili beans (rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato juice
Chili powder
Reduced fat sour cream
Reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips

Preparation Steps

  1. Cook ground round and onions until meat is brown and onions are translucent.
  2. While meat is cooking, prepare RICE-A-RONI® Mexican Flavor as directed.
  3. In a separate pan, combine black beans, chili beans, kidney beans, diced tomatoes and tomato juice. Add chili powder (to suit your taste). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer.
  4. Add prepared rice mixture and ground round.
  5. Allow to simmer over low heat for at least an hour.
  6. Serve topped with reduced fat sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese with tortilla chips on the side.


Easy Porcupine Meatballs

1 pkg. beef Rice-a-roni
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 c. hot water

Mix together ground beef, Rice-a-roni and egg. Shape into small balls. Brown on all sides in skillet. Combine contents of beef seasoning packet with hot water. Pour over meat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Thicken gravy if desired.

**Thank you www.ricearoni.com for help with today's recipes and pictures!



  1. Wow, I will show this to DH, it looks like something he would like!

  2. @floridayankees - check again, I added a couple more recipes!!

  3. we like porcupines, never thought about making them with RiceaRoni,  "the San Francisco Treat"  loved their commericial when I was a little girl

  4. Yummy!  Hope your Tuesday was abundantly blessed!  :)

  5. Your recipes look good!   I need to find a recipe to make ricearoni because I can't git it here   Well, can't get it unless I special order it for an inport store and pay an arm and a leg.

  6. @MOM2_4 - Rice, thin spaghetti noodles broken to small pieces browned in a bit of olive oil.  Then I'd play with seasonings like, Mrs. dash, garlic, onion and chicken bullion.