No-Fuss Perfect Baked Brown Rice


I was surprised that there was no recipe for this already. I hated making brown rice on the stovetop, 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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
5 cups cooked


  • 1 ⅔ cups uncooked brown rice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ cups boiling water

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


  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
3g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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