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Cooking Class: Perfect Brown Rice in the Oven

Recipe: Perfect Brown Rice in the Oven

Perfect Brown Rice in the Oven on Shockingly Delicious. Recipe here: https://www.shockinglydelicious.com/?p=11566 [1]Summary: For a big batch of perfectly cooked, chewy, nutty brown rice, use the oven! Easy, no-fail method.


  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups long grain brown rice (I used Trader Joe’s Brown Jasmine Rice)


  1. Perfect Brown Rice in the Oven [2]Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a 6-quart Dutch oven on the stove, heat water, oil and salt until boiling. Stir in rice, remove from stove, put lid on pot and place covered pot in hot oven.
  3. Bake undisturbed for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from oven, remove lid and fluff the rice with a fork, and serve.
  5. Makes 9 cups cooked rice.

Quick notes

This is deliberately under seasoned so it can be used in a variety of dishes. Season to taste when you use it.

To store

Since this makes so much, you can put half of it in a container in the refrigerator, for use within a day or three. The other half you can cool to room temperature, put into a zipper-top freezer bag, label and freeze for a night when you need rice but don’t have time to cook it.

Source and sub for a Dutch oven:

Alton Brown gives directions for baking the rice in a baking dish [3]. Note that his recipe is half of this one, so if you use my proportions, you will likely need a 13- by 9-inch baking dish. I saw a version of this dish on Karen’s blog [4] at In the Kitchen with KP, and she got it from Alton.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Diet type: Vegetarian, Vegan
Diet tags: Reduced fat, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 12 (makes 9 cups)
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★