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Oven-Baked Brown Rice

Rated as 4.94 out of 5 Stars

"I pop this in the oven when I'm busy making something else to go with it, such as a stir-fry or chicken."
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1 h 20 m servings 121
Original recipe yields 18 servings (9 cups cooked)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Bring water and olive oil to a boil in a covered saucepan; stir in salt. Place rice in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour water mixture over rice; cover baking dish tightly with double layer of aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until water is absorbed, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove rice from oven, uncover, and fluff with fork. Cover with paper towels until steam is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cool slightly, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 121 calories; 1.6 24.1 2.4 0 68 Full nutrition

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I must say this recipe is delicious! My first experience with brown rice was not good. However due to lifestyle changes I decided to give it another shot. Followed this recipe exactly and I am n...

I was baking some enchiladas, and needed a side dish. I had some brown rice in the cupboard, so cooked (1/2 recipe) this as directed. After it was cooked, I added a pint of my homemade salsa, to...

I never liked the consistency of brown rice, it usually comes out chewy or gummy. So when I saw this recipe I decided to try it, and I'm so glad I did. It comes out lighter and fluffier than I...

Didn't have EVOO on hand, so used a couple slices of butter in the boiling water. Other than that, followed the recipe. Soooo easy! Came out perfect. After I poured the boiling water onto t...

The rice turned out fluffy and delicious. A lot better than my stove top attempts which turn out gummy. I experimented by adding 1/4 cup black rice since I had it on hand and it turned out t...

I made this using Brown Jasmine Rice and the house smelled wonderful. It baked in a covered casserole dish. We enjoyed it with stir-fry beef sirloin strips and vegetables.

Made exactly as written and I will NEVER make rice on the stove or in the microwave again!! Used rice to make fried rice --- AMAZING!!

Excellent, excellent, excellent method. I made mine in a tagine (basically a dutch oven) and will never boil brown rice again. At this temperature for one hour, this rendered a fluffy, soft rice...