Baked Rice

It’s time to ditch your traditional, bland rice and trade it in for this heavenly baked rice. By baking your rice in the oven, it gives the top layer the perfect crunch while leaving the remaining layers to be the perfect, fluffy texture. It’s so good it’s bound to be your go-to side to any of your dinners. Mix these few ingredients together, throw it in the oven, and viola! Your rice with be so rich with flavor you’ll want an additional helping, or two.

Baked Rice

4.50 from 4 votes
No more plain, bland rice. This rice is rich with flavor and so simple to make.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, rice
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3 tsp chicken bouillon


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Begin boiling water.
  • While water is boiling, add uncooked rice into a baking dish.
  • Melt butter and pour on top of rice. Stir together.
  • Once water is boiling, add chicken bouillon to the boiling water until mixed.
  • Pour water and bouillon mixture on top of rice and stir.
  • Cover rice and cook for 1 hour.


Double recipe for a family of 6.

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Recipe Rating

  • 3 stars
    The flavor of this rice was delicious! I followed the instructions exactly, but mine came out extremely overcooked and mushy. Not sure if it’s because I have a convection oven or because I used a cast iron/ceramic Dutch oven or maybe both? I will definitely try it again and check it after 35 minutes.

  • 5 stars
    So good! Tho I admit I couldn’t bear to put in a whole stick of butter. So I used half a stick. Still great, and as long as i don’t have the real thing to compare it to, I won’t know what I’m missing. 😉 Thanks for adding this!

  • 5 stars
    I made this rice since my family is switching over to brown rice. They are all on a health kick. Anyway, they liked this rice so much. It was soft and fluffy which was good for me (not to mention the butter), and they get their brown rice.