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oven baked crispy golden rice in white serving bowl

Simple Oven Baked Rice Side Dishes

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: American


The best rice dish I know of. This recipe has now been in our family for three generations. Easy to make in the oven, this rice is a family favorite.


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2 c long grained Basmati Rice

1 medium diced onion

5 T Duck Fat, Chicken Fat or Crisco

6 c water or chicken stock

1 envelope Lipton’s onion soup mix (optional)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a 13 x 9 pan or casserole dish that has been well greased, sprinkle in 2 cups of uncooked long grain rice.

Dollop with the fat of your choice and sprinkle with the diced onion. If you are using the Lipton’s onion soup mix, now is the time to sprinkle it on.

Add the 6 cups of water or chicken stock. After 15 minutes, stir the rice so it is well coated in the fat. Now  turn the oven temperature down to 325 and bake for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes or until the rice is crisp and golden on the top and edges.  Do not stir during baking.

Remove from oven and using a metal spatula, scrape the crispy edges from the sides of the pan. Scoop the interior of the pan into a bowl and place the crispy pieces on top.