If you love brown rice then try this recipe, the rice bakes out perfect all the time! if you are using a highly-salted broth then you may want to reduce the salt slightly, for extra heat add in some cayenne pepper --- I also like to add in a few small bay leaves for added flavor ---- the recipe may be reduced to half, for vegetarian use vegetable broth or water and olive oil in place of butter --- this may also be made without the onion and garlic, see note on bottom.
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups long grain brown rice
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
- 5 cups low sodium chicken broth (heat until very hot) or 5 cups water (heat until very hot)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons seasoning salt (or use white salt)
- Set oven to 375 degrees F.
- Set oven to second-lowest rack (or middle rack).
- Grease a Dutch oven (use one that has a tight-fitting lid).
- Heat 3 tablespoons butter in the Dutch oven over medium heat; add in brown rice, onion, garlic and coarse black pepper and cook stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.
- Add in broth and seasoned salt; bring just to a boil stirring with a spoon; remove from heat then carefully transfer to prepared casserole dish.
- Cover with a lid or foil.
- Bake for about 1 hour or until rice is tender.
- Fluff with a fork.
- **NOTE** to make omitting the onion and garlic; place the rice in a casserole dish with the salt.
- On top of the stove heat the broth or water with butter or oil until very hot, then pour over the rice; mix with a spoon.
- Cover with foil or a lid and bake for about 1 hour or until desired texture.
I have never been a person to like brown rice but this changed my mind. I loved it! I made 1/2 of the recipe and it turned out perfect!
Loved this:) I cut recipe in half- should have made the full amount because we could have eaten every bit!! I had Swanson Thai flavor chicken broth in the cupboard so I used that. Thanks Kittencal- this will be a regular recipe here!
Kittencal hits another home run! This simple recipe is my new go to for brown rice. It actually is a Pilaf recipe. I was worried about the scarcity of water, but it turned out perfectly, light, fluffy, and flavorsome. I used a Corningware casserole dish. Perfect!