Monday, October 15, 2012

Beef Rice-a-Roni

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.)


Joy said...

I think I could make this work for a very frugal gluten free lunch using brown rice spaghetti noodles!!

Donna said...

Yay! (You could actually make it with just rice, if you needed to :)