I feel like I have stumbled across something magical that I just have to share with everyone…rice. I know, that sounds ridiculous but this rice really is magic, I promise. I have always struggled to cook rice. I don’t do flavored box mixes or instant rice so getting that fluffy, not sticky, perfect rice was impossible. Until, someone told me to stop cooking it on the stove and just put it in the oven. Trust me, you’ll never make rice on the stove (or buy instant rice) ever again!
Perfect No Fuss Rice
In a glass or ceramic baking dish or dutch oven (lidded is best but you could use tin foil if you don’t have a lid) add 1 cup of rice.
Top the rice with a 2 tablespoons of butter cut into bits (totally optional but really shouldn’t be)
Bring 2 cups of chicken stock, bone broth, or water to a boil (whatever you like)
Pour boiling cooking liquid over the rice, pop the lid on and put it in a 400 degree oven
Cook it for around 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until it is soft and fluffy.
Feel free to go crazy with this recipe. Add herbs and spices, finally chopped veggies, whatever you like. The key here is hot liquid, hot oven, and a little stirring.
I absolutely love cooking rice this way, it’s so much easier than babysitting a pot on the stove and you can literally do anything with it once it’s cooked!
What’s your favorite way to eat rice?