Its a pretty simple blend of herbs and dried chicken stock that you toss in with the pasta and rice after they are browned. An easy process to duplicate. And I did.
Of course I figured as long as I'm gonna do it up faux I'll also make in the microwave to take one pot off the stove that I have to worry about. This actually works out quite well in the microwave and is stupid easy once you program your M.O. to remember the settings. Its clearly a set and forget.
I used the Better than Bouillon brand chicken base for my recipe as I was out of chicken broth. You can simply use 2 cups chicken broth if you have it on hand. I do keep this bouillon around as it has better flavor than the cubed stuff and WAY less sodium. A big plus especially if you are on a low sodium diet for health reasons. Its also a good way to add flavor to dishes where you don't want to add a lot of liquid and still get a big flavor boost with that slow cooked all day flavor.
- 1/2 c fideo noodles
- 1/2 c raw white rice
- 2 T butter
- 2 c water
- 2 t Better than Bouillon chicken broth
- 1/2 t garlic salt
- 1 T dried parsley
In microwave safe covered dish add pasta and rice. Top with butter. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir to coat rice and pasta with butter. Microwave on high 1 minute longer. Toss and repeat until pasta is a deep golden brown. It takes about 3 minutes total in my 1250 watt MO.
Dissolve Better than Bouillon in water. Add garlic salt and parsley to rice and toss. Add broth and stir.
Cover the dish. Microwave 5 minutes on high power. Continue covered and microwave 20 minutes on 50% power. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.