Basic Baked Brown Rice


I don’t have much luck cooking brown rice on top of the stove. Even when I follow the package directions exactly it is still crunchy. Instead of writing off making brown rice I decided to try baking it. It uses another dish if you don’t have an oven safe pot but I would rather have an extra dish to clean than crunchy rice.

Baked Brown Rice


  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups broth or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a pot with a lid heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the garlic and rice. Cook and stir until rice has a toasty smell. Pour in the broth and salt, cover pan and bring to a boil. Carefully pour rice and broth into an oven safe casserole. Cover with foil or a lid. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked. Fluff with for before serving.

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  1. I love baking my brown rice! I have a great recipe on my site too, but no pre-cooking like yours. I may have to give yours a whirl sometime.


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