Simple Baked Rice

Simple Baked Rice

Arizona Desert Flower 49

"Rice infused with garlic and onion baked in chicken stock. A wonderfully simple dish even picky eaters will enjoy. I use homemade stock as it's the most flavorful, but use whatever you have on hand. Another option is adding whatever leftover veggies or meat I have to make a simple casserole without a heavy cream sauce. This recipe uses a rice-to-liquid ratio of 2:1 for long-grain rice."


1 h servings 219 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 495 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread long-grain rice into prepared casserole dish.
  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir carrot, celery, and onion in hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir garlic into mixture; cook and stir 1 minute more. Increase heat to high; add chicken stock and bay leaf to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the mixture over the rice in the casserole dish. Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until the rice is tender and has absorbed most of the liquid, about 20 minutes more. Remove and discard bay leaf; season with black pepper. Fluff with a fork to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you like drier rice, uncover the rice after the 40-minute mark and let bake 5 to 10 minutes more to allow the rice to dry out a little.
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  1. 14 Ratings


Really good recipe. I made it in quantity for a charity. One hint: for whatever reason, we are never told to wash rice first in the US. Every culture that eats rice as a staple washes it firs...

I made this using medium grain rice and it was absolutely perfect. Flavor is great. I omitted the celery and carrots since I didn't have any in the fridge and it was a perfect side to lemon chic...

Tasty family pleaser. I prefer a little more spice, but husband and very picky rice hating daughter asked for seconds :) We had this as a lighter alternative to fried rice with chicken teriyaki ...

I confess I was lazy and was looking for an easy side dish so I could cook all the dishes in the oven at once and forget about it. I followed this recipe exactly, including using my homemade ch...

My guys really liked this super simple baked rice. I liked the ease of the recipe. You could add whatever vegetables your family enjoys to this dish.

This was okay. I used a 2-quart casserole, leaving it covered the entire time, and the rice was a little dry for our taste. This is a nice basic dish; next time I'll use a smaller casserole and...

I appreciated that I was able to utilize the other half of the oven while I baked chicken but this was just "alright". The only change I made, by necessity, was to use brown rice, because that'...

Just tried this recipe and it turned out perfectly. I was so proud of my work since I suck at cooking. I used vegetable broth since it was the only thing i had handy. I will make again and ag...

I ALWAYS have carrots on hand but on the particular day I made this I found my crisper void of carrots and it was already too late to run to the store. I managed to round up half of an orange be...