Helaine's Special Rice with Vermicelli

Helaine's Special Rice With Vermicelli Recipe

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Helaine Norman


I made this recipe up after using many other recipes for rice pilaf. I like the variation of having the pasta within the rice. It feeds an army so it is very economical.


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8 to 12
10 Min
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 2 Tbsp
    margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    raw rice of your choice (i use long grain or brown rice)
  • 1
    onion, medium size, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine
  • 1/2 c
    fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    any of the following: curry powder, tumeric or saffron)
  • 4 c
    broth (i used chicken)
  • 1/2 to 1 c
    broken vermicello pasta, spagetti or other fine noodles

How to Make Helaine's Special Rice with Vermicelli


  1. Melt butter or margarine in a large, heavy skillet. Add rice and onion and saute slowly, stirring with a spoon until rice is milky.
  2. Add wine and continue cooking until liquid is reduced and absorbed. Lower heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover and simmer slowly on top of stove or bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until all broth is absorbed.

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About Helaine's Special Rice with Vermicelli

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Kosher
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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