I started making baked rice using a recipe from Alton Brown of The Food Network many years ago. Mr Brown’s old show “Good Eats” is a great program to learn how to cook and why different ingredients interact. You can find his recipe for baked rice below
This is my version for Spanish rice. I served this with Mojo Criollo marinated smoked beef country ribs, I will post this very soon.
So if you have trouble cooking rice this could be the recipe for you.
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- 1 1/2 cups brown rice (Substitute medium grain white rice if you want)
- 1 tsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin, ground
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained.
- Preheat oven to 375° F
- Add rice to a 3 quart casserole dish.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium high heat.
- Add onion and garlic and saute until softened.
- Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
- Stir in tomato sauce and next 5 ingredients. Remove from heat and pour over rice.
- Cover tightly with foil.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Fluff with a fork and serve immediately.
Baked Brown Rice by Alton Brown
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 375° F.
- Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
- 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.
- After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2005