Rice-a-roni alike

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I really like Rice-a-roni. I know. There is an easy way to make it without buying the sodium laced box of mystery ingredients. This tastes good. Really good. And the good news is that you probably have all of this in your pantry.

1/2 cup broken up thin pasta like vermicelli 

3/4 cup white rice

3 cups of broth (I use chicken)

2 Tbsp. butter

Optional ingredients: garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt or whatever you want. I use about 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, a little salt, liberal parsley.

Saute pasta in butter, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Stir in rice and spices until it is coated in butter. Add broth. Cover with tight fitting lid and simmer until broth is absorbed. Enjoy. 

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