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WOW! Very easy and wonderful. I used beef broth as family doesn't like chicken.

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debbillem February 10, 2003

Great rice recipe! I only made two small changes to the recipe. First, I used about a tablespoon of dried onion flakes instead of the minced onion (because of the picky kids and I thought they would be harder to see). Second, I used beef broth instead of the chicken because I was serving the rice with beef. The rice turned out perfect, just as Mean had said. I didn't have an oven-safe saucepan with lid, so I pre-heated the oven with a corningware dish, and made the rice on the stove with the saucepan. Then, I transfered the rice to the corningware dish when going into the oven. It worked fine, but I'm now in search of new oven-safe cookware! Thanks for a great recipe Mean Chef!

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Kim D. February 04, 2004

OMG! its the best rice ever, esp with indian food. I always add a couple of more tablespoons of butter! ;0)

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TinaShah82 October 10, 2009

Feel bad I haven't reviewed since I've used this recipe about 10 times. It really is perfect every time and also very forgiving - last time I didn't have any shallots or green onions, so I just sauteed the rice in the butter and went on from there - it turned out perfect. I have doubled and even tripled the recipe too

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SuzieQue January 06, 2009

Thanks Mean Chef. I liked that I was able to cook the rice and my meat in the oven at the same time. Your recipe made well cooked, tasty rice. I will use this as my 'standard' rice recipe from now on. The recipe made enough for 4 portions - next time I'll double it and freeze the extra quantities. I chopped an onion finely in the food processor, cooked it in 25g butter and used 2 cups of stock. I omitted the salt(the stock was salty enough) and added only 1/4 tsp of pepper and would reduce the pepper further next time. Because my frypan has a vent in the lid, I covered the pan with foil, then added the lid, before putting it in the oven at 200C. Thanks for posting this.

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Kookaburra February 07, 2004

This is the only rice I have ever made that wasnt starch, mushy or hard, even instant never worked. It was perfect! It dried perfectly with no buring, perfect texture and great flavour. Had it with stir fry. Thank you so much for finally helping me make rice that I didnt have to boil in a bag.

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Tara April 30, 2003

I'm embarrassed to admit that this recipe introduced me to rice. I thought all rice was like the mushy, tomato-y rice we had for school lunches, but this dish opened a whole new world for me! I found it to be very good & easy. I wonder if some would find it too peppery, but not me! I've been craving it ever since I first made it! I used basmati rice and followed the recipe just as directed. Excellent!

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JWS September 29, 2012

I used a large onion and followed the recipe as described. The rice was perfect. So good. Thanks riffraff :) Made for All you can cook buffet

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Boomette March 08, 2012

This is a great rice recipe! I used white onion, long grain rice, 2 chicken bouillon cubes mixed in 15 oz. of water, and white pepper. The baking time was perfect and the rice had a great flavor. I'll definitely be making this again and again. Thanks for sharing.

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CJAY December 21, 2011

The title speaks for itself! I made this with fried rice(Fried Rice). Good job, Riffraff!

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rothiii September 17, 2011
Perfect Rice Everytime