Oven Baked Brown Rice

Oven Baked Brown Rice

If you are looking for a great, no-fuss side dish recipe of wonder…this is it, my friends. I’m always looking for new ways to spruce up my side dish repertoire and this great brown rice recipe really did the trick. Baked in the oven, the rice is super tender, fluffy and packs a great savory flavor. It’s wonderful served alongside this fabulousĀ Pan Fried Fish, Crispy Cheddar Chicken, or even the wonderful and amazing Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls.

Hope some of you get a chance to try it!


Oven Baked Brown Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


1 Tb olive oil
1 Tb butter
1 small onion, chopped into very small pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tb carrots, chopped into very small pieces
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 1/2 C brown rice
3 1/4 C chicken broth


1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2. Heat a skillet up over medium high heat. Add the oil and butter and allow them to melt together and get hot.
2. Add the onion, garlic and carrots. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Cook and stir frequently until the onions are translucent.
3. Grab a 2-3 quart casserole dish and spray it with cooking spray.
4. Pour the rice, sauteed veggies, and broth into the pan. Stir well and cover. The dish I used has a glass lid that worked well. No lid? Shouldn't be a problem. Cover the pan tightly with two layers of tin foil.
5. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
6. Remove from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork, serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Real Housemoms


Post a comment!


  1. 1
    January 8, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Jamie: How many servings of what size does this make? Thank you for your help!


    • 2
      January 8, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Thanks for your question, Susan. It makes 6-8 half cup servings. Good luck to you!

  2. 3
    January 10, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I use brown rice and love it. I make large batches of white rice and freeze 1-2 cup portions for ahead meals. Been reading that brown rice has arsenic and should be rinsed before using. What do you think and noticed you did not mention this step. Love your blog and thoughts,recipes and ideas. Thank you for all your work.

    • 4
      January 10, 2018 at 9:42 am

      Hi Barbara,
      Thanks for your comment. I haven’t ever had any trouble with brown rice, I generally don’t ever rinse it. I haven’t ever heard of it having arsenic.
      Have a great day!

  3. 5
    February 12, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Thank you for posting this. Posts about rice are really amusing for me since I really don’t eat it. I would need to find the perfect herbs for it to be able to pass my taste. This recipe I think would help me and husband a lot. It’s so simple and easy to follow. I think I could finish one bowl of this in just one sitting.

  4. 6
    January 6, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Do you use instant brown rice or reg?

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