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Oven Baked Rice (How to Cook Rice in the Oven)

An all-around delicious and easy recipe for oven-baked rice. Not only is oven-baked rice taste great freshly baked, but this recipe can also be made ahead of time for tomorrow night's fried rice.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword oven baked rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 181kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 Cup Long grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Hot water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Place into a 2-quart baking dish or dutch oven with a tightly fitted lid. Add the hot water, butter, and salt to the baking dish until combined. Cover with heavy-duty foil or with the lid of the dutch oven.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 25-27 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest covered for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.


  • This recipe can be doubled, just use a large baking dish or dutch oven. 
  • The same method can be used for brown rice. For brown rice, use 2 cups of water or liquid for 1 cup of rice and bake in the oven for 1 hour.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg