{perfect} baked brown rice

April 3, 2013

in healthy, Recipes, Side Dishes

baked brown rice

i know i know you maybe thinking does rice really require 1. a recipe and 2. its own post?

yes my friends now it does.IT DOES.

some of my favorite recipes come from Alton Brown to me he tweeks a meal just enough to take it from ho-hum to amazingly good.

and that is how i feel about this rice. i own a rice cooker…which sadly to say i even recently bought..and now i don’t know if i would even use it anymore after making this recipe….yah don’t tell my hubby.

this recipe is SO easy. and SO good. and super easy to clean up. the whole thing is just easy deliciousness.

i am just so excited to share this. you will love this with the asian baked chicken from yesterday.

baked brown rice

{perfect} baked brown rice

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
  3. Bring the water, butter, and salt just to a boil in a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
  4. After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
  5. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-brown-rice-recipe.html?oc=linkback
http://anotherbiteplease.com/perfect-baked-brown-rice/

recipe from Alton Brown Food Network

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

alex April 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm

This seems super easy and sounds like it would be great! Thanks…plus I hate making it on the stove…sticks to my pots and I am terrible at making sure things don’t bubble over.

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anotherbiteplease April 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

al once you make it this way you won’t go back to boiling pot of water on the stove. it is so so easy. super easy clean up AND it tastes perfect. i hate cleaning up burnt water on my stove!

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jackie @ marin mama cooks April 8, 2013 at 9:07 am

You know I just recently heard of this technique and I will definitely have to give it a try. It’s just too easy not to! Great tip girl!
xoxo, Jackie
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anotherbiteplease April 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

I can not get enough of this rice now! gotta love tips right :-)

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Reba- Not So Perfect Life April 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

I always make my rice too sticky. We have a rice cooker but I have never used it. 1 hour is a long time but it sounds like the results are well worth it! Thanks for dedicating a post to educating me!
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anotherbiteplease April 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

an hour is…BUT…it is so easy just pop it in the oven then work on the rest for dinner so loved that it was so simple…no more boiling over pots for me :) have a great weekend reba.

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Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} April 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Hah I have a whole “perfect brown rice” post, too. It definitely deserves one! I’ve never tried baking it, though – inspired! I’ll have to try it soon :)
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anotherbiteplease April 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

from one rice lover to another it does require its own post doesnt it :-)

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sally @ sallys baking addiction April 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

No you can’t go wrong with brown rice -it’s a staple! I’m glad you posted this Angela! Baking it is something I’ve never tried before!
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anotherbiteplease April 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

thanks sally…i hadn’t baked rice before either…once you cook your rice this way you want want to go back to the pot & boil method.

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

I had no idea that you could bake rice!! Boiling it is always such a pain and is so messy. This sounds like a much better cooking method. Thanks!
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anotherbiteplease April 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I didn’t either Hannah…thank goodness for the www :-)

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sara @ fitcupcaker April 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

I hate boiling brown rice, it takes forever and I never get it right. Its always crunch! Baking is perfect for me so I will def try this! Thanks.
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anotherbiteplease April 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I feel the same way sara…i’ve made this rice several times now and can not imagine cooking rice any other way.

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Kelly @ Hidden Fruit and Veggies April 3, 2013 at 7:22 am

YESSSS. I’ve had a million and one failures trying to make rice. I’m excited to have a new way to try out — maybe I’ll finally be able toe at rice at home that isn’t take out!
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anotherbiteplease April 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

me too Kelly…no more overflowing boiling pans!

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