Perfect Oven-Baked Brown Rice

“I got this one from "The Best Recipe" by Cook's Illustrated. It's a very easy way to make brown rice that comes out perfect every time. No more sticky, clumpy, waterlogged goop! This rice is tender and separate and delicious. Notice that the ratio of water to rice is much less than the oft-quoted 2 to 1. This is the key to this recipe, so make sure to measure carefully.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place oven rack in middle position. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bring the water to a boil. Keep the water covered as it boils so you don't lose too much as steam.
  3. When the oven is at 375, put the water, rice, and salt into an ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid. I have successfully used pyrex dishes and cast-iron dutch ovens. If you don't have a good lid, you can also use a double layer of foil. Just make sure it's sealed well around the edges.
  4. Pop it in the oven.
  5. The rice is done when it is tender and the water is all gone. It usually takes an hour. When it's done, fluff it with a fork and serve. Yum! So simple and good!

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