Oven Baked Rice

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This alternative method to cooking rice is so easy! The oven does all the work and you get fluffy, perfectly cooked rice. Try Oven Baked Rice to simplify your dinner.

bowl of Oven Baked Rice

Rice Baked In Oven

We love recipes where you can prep it and “forget” it! Just stir up the rice and some water, add it to an oven-safe dish, and cook. While the rice is getting ready, you can make other dishes or set the table. This is also a great recipe for prepping rice in advance. You can cook up a big batch of rice and save to use portions throughout the week.

The recipe lists salt to taste, but you can add any seasonings that will compliment your meal. This really is a basic method for cooking rice, and you can make it work for you! Try savory seasonings like garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, or dried Italian herbs. Or if you’re serving the rice with a themed dinner, like Mexican food, try lime juice, hot sauce, or onion powder. There really are so many possibilities!

Love how easy it is to bake side dishes in the oven? Check out Oven Roasted Acorn Squash Halves

, Oven Roasted Bell Peppers Recipe, and Perfect Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe. All are both delicious and nutritious!

Oven Baked Rice fresh out of the oven

How To Make Oven Baked Rice

This recipe is so simple, you’ll love it! First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Add 1 cup rice and 1 1/2 cups water to an oven-safe bowl. Sprinkle in salt.

Cover bowl with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

When rice is done, remove from oven and uncover bowl. Fluff with a fork and rice is ready to serve!

fork in Oven Baked Rice

Cooking Tips

  • You can use this method to make more portions of rice. Double or triple the recipe by keeping the ratio of 1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups of water
  • Add salt to taste. You can also add other seasonings if you would like
  • Use aluminum foil or another oven-proof cover for the rice

bowl of fluffy Oven Baked Rice

Is It Better To Cook Rice In The Oven Or On a Stove?

Although either method will make delicious, cooked rice, the oven is an easier way to make a batch of rice. It distributes the heat and moisture better than cooking rice on the stovetop. Plus you don’t have to watch as it cooks, making it a more convenient method for the busy home cook. While the rice is cooking in the oven, you can prep other dishes to serve alongside.

covered oven-safe bowl of rice

What To Serve With Oven Baked Rice

It’s a delicious idea to top this rice with flavorful meats and sauce, like these Instant Pot Bone-In Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas, or Ground Beef And Eggplant.

close-up of Oven Baked Rice

Or go the vegetarian route, by pairing the rice with these yummy dishes: Air Fryer Frozen Falafel, Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan, or Vegetarian Black Bean And Cheese Enchiladas Recipe.

fork in easy Oven Baked Rice

More Rice Recipes To Cook With Your Favorite Main Courses

Coconut Rice In Instant Pot

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Rice A Roni Cooked In Instant Pot

Instant Pot Sushi Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice (White Or Brown)

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Oven Baked Rice

This alternative method to cooking rice is so easy! The oven does all the work and you get fluffy, perfectly cooked rice. Try Oven Baked Rice to simplify your dinner.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Oven Baked Rice
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 338kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Add 1 cup rice and 1 1/2 cups water to an oven-safe bowl. Sprinkle in salt.
  • Cover bowl with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • When rice is done, remove from oven and uncover bowl. Fluff with a fork and rice is ready to serve!

Notes

  • You can use this method to make more portions of rice. Double or triple the recipe by keeping the ratio of 1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups of water
  • Add salt to taste. You can also add other seasonings if you would like
  • Use aluminum foil or another oven-proof cover for the rice
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is the best method of cooking rice! Next time I’m trying beef or chicken broth instead of water. If trying broth, would you use more than water?

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