Baked Basmati Rice

"I do not like rice, but I love it this way! This is the only way I will eat it. This recipe is a spin from observing my mom's Iranian friend preparing Basmati on a stove, he added the chicken stock and I thought it added such a great flavour. My sister always prepares rice in the oven with chopped onions and green peppers, so I tried the Basmati that way. I usually serve it with Tikka Masala on top. *Note* This rice is supposed to be "al dente", that s why less water is used."
 
Baked Basmati Rice created by Dannygirl
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan with the olive oil.
  • Pour in rice then cover with dry chicken stock.
  • Pour water on top.
  • Add onion and corn and stir.
  • Place butter chunks in various spots around the dish.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350.
  • Stir every once in a while so rice on bottom does not burn and rice is evenly crispy on top.

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  1. nabhjee
    Use dutch oven added 2 cardomoms minced garlic mixed with water added 1/4 cup water every 20 minutes very little chicken broth 1/4 cup
     
  2. nabhjee
    This came out mushy, I followed all the instructions as well as instructions by ellewoods808 and it didn't come out nice and crispy, rather it was bland and sort of stuck together... I should mention that I made this in a dutch oven, so maybe better results in a baking pan?
     
  3. mommymakeit4u
    I found this to be bland. Needs garlic and spices maybe. Also I had the double the water to cook the rice.
     
  4. ellewoods808
    I could not believe how wonderful this recipe was. I always have trouble with basmati rice for some reason, but this turned out great. I did end up using 2 cups of rice. Also, instead of putting the butter on the rice in chunks, I melted several tablespoons of butter mixed with 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and then added it to the water. I added 2 Magi cubes (chicken bullion) to this liquid and heated it on the stove until the Magi cubes dissolved. I then poured the liquid over the rice. I also added one minced onion and several green cardamom pods for added flavor. I followed the advice of one reviewer and cooked the dish at 350, stirring and adding more liquid at 20 and 40 minutes. I then cooked the dish for an additional 15-20 minutes. It turned out wonderful. Everyone loved it. Thank you so much for sharing!
     
  5. Charlee 2
    This was my first intro to Basmati Rice and I followed some of the other reviewer's tips and added extra liquid. Will definitely make this again!.
     

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