Baked Brown Rice

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by MJaz9053

This is adapted from a recipe shown on a Good Eats episode (Alton Brown). I was never happy with brown rice, because it was always too hard and never quite absorbed enough flavor. The first time I made this, I was hooked. I am giving my adaptation, however the original is simply rice, water, butter and salt. It's the method that makes this one incredible. Sometimes I exchange part of the water for fresh lemon juice and toss in some slivered almonds and drop the veggies (excellent with curried shrimp). Other times I use chicken broth, add sesame oil, soy sauce, and fresh peas and use it as a mock fried rice. Making it with chicken broth walnuts and dried cranberries is nice with turkey as a holiday side dish. It's great to bump up the "healthy" factor. Be creative and enjoy!

Top Review by lvt96

Awesome! Left out celery, used just carrots. Added a little poultry seasoning and used all chicken broth for the liquid. Used short grain brown rice, I even forgot the butter, and this was perfect! Delicious and easy, thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the rice into a casserole with a cover. Add any veggies or extra ingredients.
  3. Bring the water (or liquid), butter, salt and spices just to a boil in a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine.
  4. Cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil and then place lid over that.
  5. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
  6. After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.

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