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Baked rice in a bowl.

Baked Rice

Making Baked Rice in the oven is fast, foolproof, and fluffy. This easy 3-ingredient recipe is great for meal prep and freezer friendly, too.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings (1 cup each)
Calories 361kcal



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 2-quart or larger baking dish, add rice, butter, and salt. Stir in boiling water until butter is melted.
  • Cover and bake until rice the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 30 to 35 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.



  1. Long-grain rice: Any rice works such as long-grain American, basmati, or jasmine. Brown rice takes longer to cook, so plan on at least an hour in the oven.
  2. Butter: It's okay to reduce the butter to 2 tablespoons. Or, substitute 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Yield: This recipe makes about 6 cups cooked rice (1 cup uncooked rice yields about 3 cups cooked).
  4. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 577mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 677IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg