An easy, frugal, and fast dish that could be your main or your side!
1 1/2 cups white rice
1/2 cup (wheat) spaghetti, broken into 1 inch or so, pieces
2 1/2 T dried onions
2 T dried parsley
2 t minced garlic
1 1/2 T beef base
4 1/4 cups water or broth
1 frozen hamburger patty (about 1/4 lb)*opt
Brown hamburger meat in sauce pot. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for approx. 20 minutes.
Tips: Rice mixture can be made up in advance and stored in air-tight containers.
(Can use brown rice, just increase cooking time to 45 minutes.)