Rice with Pasta

Simple seasonings are all you need to flavor tender pieces of pasta and rice.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1
package (7 oz) fideo pasta or vermicelli or angel hair pasta, broken into 1-inch lengths
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
cups converted long grain white rice
4
cups chicken broth
1
teaspoon salt
Fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in pasta; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until tender.
  • 2 Stir in rice; cook 30 to 60 seconds or until light golden brown. Stir in chicken broth and salt. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Expert Tips

Why brown the pasta? It adds a nutty flavor and nice color to the dish.

Fideo refers to thin strands of pasta, coiled in bunches.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.