My favorite way to prepare rice! Can be easily doubled but use a larger baking dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

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  • Pour rice into the prepared baking dish.

  • Stir water, butter, salt, and vinegar together in a saucepan; bring to a rolling boil. Pour the water mixture over the rice; stir.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the water is absorbed and the rice tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 38.4g 12% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 667.1mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
Thanks for the awesome technique for making rice! I love rice, especially Jasmine and Basmati, but can never get it just right on the stove, and don't always feel like getting the rice cooker out. This is perfect! Just dump everything in, and that's it! Instead of doing the water mixture on the stove, I just put it all in my baking dish (minus the rice) and stuck it in the microwave til everything was melted and mixed together. I then dumped the rice in and stuck it in the oven. That saved having to wash a pot. After 25 minutes of baking, I gave it all a stir and noticed that the rice on the bottom was a bit soggy, so I mixed it up so that rice was on the top and stuck it back in the oven to dry out a bit. I ended up cooking it for about 27-28 minutes and it was perfect and fluffy. The only thing I might change next time is to use less butter, maybe half the amount, but otherwise this is a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2017
As written the recipe is a good starting point but it has issues. First time I made it I used the recipe as written, the only alteration was I tripled the quantity, and used a larger, half hotel pan. It took forever to get done, and was way too buttery for my taste. Second time I made these alterations: I used parboiled white rice. I increased the oven temperature to 375. I cut the butter quantity in half, and didn't butter the casserole ahead of time. I used vegetable broth instead of water. I left out the vinegar as I didn't think it added anything to the finished product. Before cooking I rinsed the rice with cold water to remove excess starch. I reduced the amount of water to 1 3/4 cup for 1 cup uncooked rice. And I planned on it taking 45 minutes to cook. Which it did. And it tasted better. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
Thanks for the awesome technique for making rice! I love rice, especially Jasmine and Basmati, but can never get it just right on the stove, and don't always feel like getting the rice cooker out. This is perfect! Just dump everything in, and that's it! Instead of doing the water mixture on the stove, I just put it all in my baking dish (minus the rice) and stuck it in the microwave til everything was melted and mixed together. I then dumped the rice in and stuck it in the oven. That saved having to wash a pot. After 25 minutes of baking, I gave it all a stir and noticed that the rice on the bottom was a bit soggy, so I mixed it up so that rice was on the top and stuck it back in the oven to dry out a bit. I ended up cooking it for about 27-28 minutes and it was perfect and fluffy. The only thing I might change next time is to use less butter, maybe half the amount, but otherwise this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2015
I make all my rice this way, it comes out much better with less issues with the rice stuck to the bottom of the pan that you get with stove top cooking. I usually use chicken broth and that's it, no butter and no salt since the chicken broth has salt. Definitely no vinegar, I don't see any need for it. I make brown rice at 400 for about an hour. Jasmine about half the time at 375. Liquid ratio depends on how dry or how moist you like your rice. The standard ratio for most rice is 2 parts liquid to 1 part rice but add slightly less liquid if you want it dryer. The best pots to use for oven baked rice are the Le Creuset dutch ovens. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2017
As written the recipe is a good starting point but it has issues. First time I made it I used the recipe as written, the only alteration was I tripled the quantity, and used a larger, half hotel pan. It took forever to get done, and was way too buttery for my taste. Second time I made these alterations: I used parboiled white rice. I increased the oven temperature to 375. I cut the butter quantity in half, and didn't butter the casserole ahead of time. I used vegetable broth instead of water. I left out the vinegar as I didn't think it added anything to the finished product. Before cooking I rinsed the rice with cold water to remove excess starch. I reduced the amount of water to 1 3/4 cup for 1 cup uncooked rice. And I planned on it taking 45 minutes to cook. Which it did. And it tasted better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2014
I've made this recipe several times as written and it is yummy. Today I made a few changes. I wanted to double the recipe and add a new flavor. I used coconut oil in place of the butter. I also added chopped colorful mini peppers and green onions. I set the oven on 350, assembled as directed, added the peppers and onions and covered the baking dish. I baked for 30 minutes, removed cover and baked for 15 minutes more. I stirred about halfway through the last 15 minutes. After removing the dish from the oven I let it stand for about 20 minutes before stirring. The coconut flavor is faint but a nice addition. For a great baked brown rice recipe try Alton Browns. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2014
This of course tastes great I just like to cut the butter back a bit. I also substitute lemon juice for vinegar if I don't have it and that tastes great too! Mine usually takes longer to cook because I double the recipe. Probably almost an hour. I have cooked it on 350 and 375 before with no changes to the texture. Just watch it and stir occasionally. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2014
I've made this several times with brown rice. The ONLY way to cook brown rice. I pack it in 3 c. containers for the freezer after we have the first batch for supper - only 2 of us for supper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2016
Turned out perfectly, however, change the time a little. Although I have a pretty powerful oven, it still took me 40 minutes. 20 minutes covered, stir, 15 minutes uncovered, stir, and finished it 5 minutes uncovered. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2020
1 25 18 ... http://allrecipes.com/recipe/233774/oven-baked-rice/ ... Thanks for posting this, Bikerfamily! While my recipe isn't exactly the same, it's baked rice. Mine, actually Beverly's: Grease a 1 1/ 2 qt casserole dish. Place 1c uncooked rice, 1t salt & 2T butter in it. Micro 2c water to boiling. Pour over & slightly & stir. Cover & bake 30 minutes at 350. Forkfluff. Too easy, right?!? :) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/27/2016
Closer to two stars than three. This recipe does not work. After 25 minutes in a 325 oven the rice had barely started to cook. I ramped the temp up to 400F, the temp I use for baking brown rice in the oven. After another 25 minutes the rice had absorbed almost all of the liquid. A ten minutes rest on the top of the stove took care of the remaining moisture. The amount of butter used in this recipe is excessive. The rice was a bit greasy and it didn't taste the way I want my rice to taste. It is not suitable for serving with Chinese food, and I would never attempt to use it for fried rice. Disappointing. I should have followed my instincts when I first read the recipe; reduce the butter, heat the oven to 400 and cook for about an hour, Read More
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