I like Rice-a-Roni once in awhile for a side dish and had a craving for it. I didn't have a box in the house so I improvised and it turned out good. I made it from what I had in my cupboard but I'm sure it would be good with chopped veggies or anything you would like to add for flavor. Or you could use canned chicken broth in place of the liquid and add salt and pepper and add your own seasonings.
2 cups Uncle Ben's Converted Brown Rice
1 cup spaghetti broken in small pieces
1/2 stick butter
2 cups water
2 packets instant chicken broth seasoning
1/2 tsp pepper
Melt butter on med. heat on a large fry pan.
Add dry rice and spaghetti and brown in the
butter while stirring it so it becomes golden brown.
Add liquid and broth mixes and cover.
Simmer about 20 mins. until rice is tender.
If it looks like you need more water add 1/2 cup
while it's cooking.