June 15, 2006

The San Fran Treat

Yummy Pie

I remember Rice A Roni as a kid...I loved it. Remember those commercials..."the San Francisco Treat." I always wanted my to make my own Rice a Roni and it's amazed me how simple it really was.

I've always wondered why they called it the San Fran Treat? Why not the St. Louis Treat, or New York Treat? Does anyone know why?

Let me know what you all think because this recipe is still in the works...

Rice and Roni My Way
by Lane

1 tablespoon oil
1/2 pound pasta, vermicelli or spaghetti
1 cup long grain rice
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 cups chicken or beef broth

Break the dried noodles into 1/2 inch pieces and place olive oil in pot. Heat pot and place noodles in pot until they begin to brown lightly. Next place onion, rice, parsley, cumin, broth and salt. Stir mixture, cover tightly, and cook as you would regular rice, approximately 20 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and serve.


Jean said...

this totally beats buying it from the box!! And it's probably a whole lot better for you too! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Btw...you can Ask Anne (http://annesasylum.blogspot.com/) and she'll find your answer for your questions. She is a wealth of knowledge. :)

jill said...

Thank you for posting this! I'm 12 weeks pregnant and have begun a love affair/craving/addiction with Rice-a-Roni. This will save a trip or eight to the grocery store.

I also looked up your question about the San Fran treat issue. Apparently it's called that because that was where the founders of the product lived. You can check out the full info on the Rice-a-Roni website under "History" and then "Founding Family". Interesting info. There is now purpose behind my mindless jingle singing.

Thanks again.