Baked Rice

My mom called me the other night for a recipe

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They were having a dinner party and she wanted my baked rice recipe to pair with some authentic Louisiana gumbo.

I can’t remember where I first learned to bake rice. Probably from a magazine at the doctor’s office. But it’s practically fool-proof and super simple.

Preheat the oven to 425°. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle 2 cups of uncooked rice. I usually use Jasmine but I have tried other variations. Sometimes I combine white and brown rice. Brown rice needs a bit more cooking time.

If you want to flavor your rice, sprinkle the desired seasoning on top, about 2 tablespoons. I used a homemade cajun seasoning blend.

Pour 4 cups boiling water over the rice. For extra flavor, you can use any kind of broth (vegetable, beef, chicken). When I make Spanish rice, I use 8 ounces tomato sauce and 3 cups water mixed together.

Immediately seal with aluminum foil, sealing the edges tightly.

Baked for 20 minutes in a 425° oven. Fluff the rice and adjust seasonings. This picture is pre-fluffed. The kids ate it before I could take a final picture.



Baked Rice 

Yield: Approximately 6 cups of cooked rice

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 2+ tablespoons seasoning
  • 4 cups boiling water (can use vegetable, beef, or chicken broth for added flavor)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. 
  2. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place the rice in the pan in an even layer. 
  4. Sprinkle desired seasonings over top (about 2 tablespoons)
  5. Pour the boiling water into the pan.
  6. Cover immediately and seal the edges tightly.
  7. Bake the rice for 20 minutes. 
  8. Fluff the rice with a fork, tossing it with fresh parsley
  9. Adjust seasonings and serve. If desired, top with fresh chopped parsley.

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