Roman consul in company accepting cooked rice (6)
I believe the answer is:
'roman consul' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)
'company accepting cooked rice' is the wordplay.
'company' becomes 'co' (abbreviation).
'accepting' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'cooked' indicates anagramming the letters.
'rice' with letters rearranged gives 'icer'.
'co' enclosing 'icer' is 'CICERO'.
'in' acts as a link.
(Other definitions for cicero that I've seen before include "Roman stylist, orator" , "Roman orator and master of prose" , "accomplished orator" , "Statesman from Rome" , "Roman orator, author" .)