How to Cook Rice

Sharing a recipe for How to Cook Rice in the oven. Not just any rice though. Learn how to make perfect fluffy rice – every time! This will be the easiest and most hassle-free method to cook rice you’re going to try (and LOVE).

A side of rice is the perfect completion to any meal.

White rice in a bowl with a spoon and cilantro on top.

How to cook rice in the oven-

  • Rince rice under cold water until water runs clean.
  • Add the rice, water, chicken broth into a 9″x13″ casserole baking dish, season with salt. Mix well.
  • Add cubed butter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 400°F. Bake until liquids are absorbed, and rice is tender.

Step by step pictures on how to make rice.

How to make rice-

There are so many methods for cooking rice. You can cook it on the stovetop, in a rice cooker or in the oven. The stove top is probably the most common but there’s so much that can go wrong. I’ve had the rice be overcooked, undercooked way too often.


So, finally, I started making my rice in the oven and will never go back to any other method again.

Close up picture of white rice.

Cilantro lime rice-

It’s so easy to turn this recipe into something with more flavor. I love to change things up a bit.

Cilantro lime rice is great. I know some people like to add the lime juice into the water during cooking, I find that just adding the lime and cilantro as soon as I take the rice out of the oven gives more flavor to the rice along with the fresh cilantro.

For this portion of rice, add 3 Tbsp of fresh lime juice and 3 to 4 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro. Fluff rice.

White rice in a cassrole dish with limes and cilantro.

Getting to know you: What’s your favorite cooking method to make rice? Do you serve rice often as a side dish? I’d love to hear all about your rice experience in the comments below. 🙂


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Baked chicken Rice Vegetables– just look at those vegetables.

Meatball and Rice Soup–  comfort food.

How to make Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Easiest recipe for how to make rice in the oven. Bakes rice fluffy and perfect every time. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 296 kcal
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter, cubed
  1. Rinse rice under cold water until water runs clean. 

  2. Add the rice, water, chicken broth into a casserole dish. Season with salt and mix.

  3. Add the cubed butter.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes at 400°F. Bake until liquids are absorbed, and rice is tender.

Recipe Notes

For cilantro lime rice add 3 Tbsp juice 3-4 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped.

Baking time might slightly vary as all ovens are different. 

Nutrition Facts
How to make Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 749mg 31%
Potassium 133mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 6.6%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Show 4 Comments
  • Mariana 08/03/2018, 3:11 pm

    I love the idea for the oven very clever😀 to double the recipe, is it still the same time for the oven or cook longer?

    • admin 08/03/2018, 4:15 pm

      I’ve never tried to double it so can’t be for sure. You may need to cook it just a little longer. Check on it like 10 minutes before times is up, mix it and see how much liquid is left.
      Mariana, you’ll never use any other method for cooking rice. 🙂

  • Brielle 08/02/2018, 3:52 pm

    Does the casserole dish need to be covered with aluminum foil?

    • admin 08/03/2018, 12:37 am

      No need to cover the dish, Brielle. I hope you enjoy the rice. 🙂

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