This is the worst thing I've ever made in my life. What a waste of good ingredients. My husband is currently out to get some fast food for my family as we just can't eat this. I followed everything exactly. This was in the oven first for 1 hour then 2 and still the rice is hard, the middle is mushy while the edges are burned. The flavor is horrible and consistancy...well...it leaves a lot to be desired. I'm sorry, I really wanted to like this but it is horrible. Maybe I did something wrong. Maybe you should look over your directions and see if something is missing.