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Oven Baked Rice Recipe

Baking rice in the oven is an easy, hands off method to produce rice that's tender and fluffy in texture. Your rice side dish for dinner just got a lot easier.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
resting time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 179kcal


  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil Or Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Long grain rice Jasmine or Basmati
  • 1 small white onion chopped, about 1 cup
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and fine chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup Chicken both
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Flat leaf parsley chopped, for garnish or cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Set a medium 3-quart ovenproof saucepan over medium heat on the stove top.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add the rice and onion. Stir frequently until the grains of rice turn from translucent to milky-white. About 5 minutes. To keep the overall end appearance white, don't let the rice brown.
  • Add the garlic and stir until fragrant. About 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth and about 1 teaspoon salt. Stir a couple of times and let the mixture come to a full boil.
  • Cover the pan and set in the middle of the oven.
  • Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and stand 5 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.


How To Reheat Oven Rice: t's easy. Just place the amount of rice that you wish to reheat in a microwave safe bowl. Break up any lumps with a fork. Sprinkle with a little water and reheat in 15 second increments until rice is heated through. 
Can Rice Be Frozen? Absolutely yes. I like to place leftovers in a Zip-lock freezer bag so I can press out the air and store in the freezer flat. It will keep in the freezer for a couple of months. Leftover rice makes great fried rice
Rice will keep in the refrigerator up to 4 days.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg