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No-Fuss Perfect Baked Brown Rice

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"Nothing exotic here except perfect brown rice every time. I was surprised that there was no recipe for this already. I hated making brown rice on the stove top, so I have used this for almost 20 years. Smells like popcorn when it is baking. Be creative! Add spices to match any meal. Make a double recipe and you have the beginnings for a breakfast frittata or stir fried rice."
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1 h 5 m servings 205
Original recipe yields 6 servings (5 cups cooked)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 baking dish.
  2. Place rice in prepared baking dish; sprinkle salt and oil on top. Pour boiling water over rice. Cover baking dish tightly with double layer of aluminum foil and pinch edges to seal.
  3. Bake in center of preheated oven until water is absorbed, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove rice from oven, uncover, and fluff with fork.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • This recipe works for any type of brown rice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 205 calories; 3 40.2 4 0 199 Full nutrition

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This is so easy and forgiving. I was dreading making brown rice away from home where the rice cooker makes it simple. The rice produced with this recipe is better than I get from the rice cooker...

This is a fantastic method. The bane of my life is boiling rice because it always a guessing game. With this method, in one hour you have light, brown rice that needs no supervision. One hour at...

as advertised, the rice comes out perfectly fluffy and perfectly cooked. It is, however, pretty bland. Would suggest using beef stock rather than water to give an extra flavor, and perhaps add i...

This turned out good (though not perfect) as far as flavor goes and the method of cooking. Mine was crusty around the edges and a little dry even though I did add a little extra water. This pr...

What an incredibly easy, delicious idea for making rice! The author suggests having fun with variations, so I did. I've been making rice lately by heating oil and sauteing the rice and spicing ...

This is the only way I will make rice now. I hate sticky rice and I love how this comes out not sticky. I do use veggie broth instead of the water. Thanks for the easy recipe!

I have NEVER been able to make rice that wasn't sticky and gross despite numerous attempts, yet this recipe was a no-brainer. The rice came out fluffy, tender and delicious, it was also very fo...

This is an amazing way to cook rice. I've made this recipe three times now and I've been impressed every time. Last night I replaced the water with chicken broth because the pork chops my husban...

Guess I need to rate it 4 stars because I altered it, but with a few recommended changes, it is really terrific. I subbed half chicken broth for the water, added pinches of black pepper, onion...