Kittencal's Oven-Baked Brown Rice

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • 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.

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  1. bezbrizan
    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!
  2. leanngabe
    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!
  3. grampy1939
    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!
  4. Three Kids Make Me Crazy
    I got some Red Cargo Rice and didn't know how to cook it, but figuring it's similar to brown rice I tried this. It worked really well, didn't come out gummy or anything. Now if I could just figure out how to make it taste better lol.
  5. Agnes R.
    Yummy! I love brown rice but have not had the best of luck cooking it with great results. This turned out perfect - I'm thrilled. I followed the recipe exactly. I will be making this recipe many more times. Thank you!!



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