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Homemade Slow Cooker Rice-A-Roni

  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2-4 hours
  • Total Time: 2 minute
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Do you love “the San Francisco treat” but want to make it from scratch?  Make this super easy version of Rice-A-Roni in your slow cooker!  It’s the perfect side dish for so many meals.


  • 4 oz whole wheat thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  1. Break up the spaghetti into ½ inch pieces and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add in the brown rice and melted butter.  Stir to coat the spaghetti and rice with butter.
  3. Add in parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, bay leaf, thyme, and salt to the slow cooker.
  4. Carefully pour broth over the top so that it covers all the ingredients.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 2 hours or on LOW for about 4 hours.  Gently stir and then serve.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American