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    Perfect Oven-Baked Brown Rice

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hrs

    Billy Zac's Note:

    I got this one from "The Best Recipe" by Cook's Illustrated. It's a very easy way to make brown rice that comes out perfect every time. No more sticky, clumpy, waterlogged goop! This rice is tender and separate and delicious. Notice that the ratio of water to rice is much less than the oft-quoted 2 to 1. This is the key to this recipe, so make sure to measure carefully.

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    1. 1
      Place oven rack in middle position. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. 2
      Bring the water to a boil. Keep the water covered as it boils so you don't lose too much as steam.
    3. 3
      When the oven is at 375, put the water, rice, and salt into an ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid. I have successfully used pyrex dishes and cast-iron dutch ovens. If you don't have a good lid, you can also use a double layer of foil. Just make sure it's sealed well around the edges.
    4. 4
      Pop it in the oven.
    5. 5
      The rice is done when it is tender and the water is all gone. It usually takes an hour. When it's done, fluff it with a fork and serve. Yum! So simple and good!

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    • on May 30, 2012


      I negotiated this recipe down to 6 servings (2 cups raw rice), and it turned out perfectly! Thank you so much! I don't think I will ever make brown rice on the stove top ever again!

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    • on May 07, 2011

      Yes, perfect! I now turn to this recipe regularly. Thanks so much for posting it.

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    • on April 02, 2010


      I was going to add my 'perfect' recipe, but yours is about the same! I love the simplicity of this. I boil my water in the microwave, add it to the rice and spices in a 8" sq glass dish, cover with aluminum foil, and put it in the oven; and it's ready in an hour. It even works for me to let the covered dish sit in the oven for an hour or two before I heat the oven and bake it! I add chicken bullion cubes to the water instead of salt (if you use 5 c of water, use 5 cubes). The recipe I use takes 1 1/2 c brown rice and 2 1/2 c water. It also uses butter instead of veg oil. It feeds our family of 5 with no leftovers....I think I'll adjust to your quantities because the leftovers would be nice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Oven-Baked Brown Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (182 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 244.0
    Calories from Fat 32
    Total Fat 3.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 240.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 4.9 g

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