Cook perfect rice every time with this simple oven baked rice recipe. Made with just a small amount of rice, water, butter, and salt. So easy to make! Baking is the secret to making perfect rice.
Today I’m showing you how to cook rice for one person by baking it in a toaster oven. This single serving baked rice recipe works exactly the same in a normal oven.
Rice – the simplest of simple foods yet completely enjoyable when accompanied by the protein of your choice.
Rice when paired with chicken, beans, fish or steak completes a meal.
When you add spices to rice, just like I did in this rice pilaf recipe, you’ve taken rice to a whole new level.
When you’re cooking for just one person, you simply want one single serving of rice. Not a pot of rice which will leave you with leftovers that you think you might use later in the week but forget about.
How to Cook Rice for One Person
Place 1/4 cup of white rice (not instant rice) in a oven safe ramekin.
Pour in 3/4 cups hot water, a pinch of salt and 1/4 tablespoon of butter.
Cover the ramekin with foil and place on a small baking sheet and bake for 40- 45 minutes until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
The baked rice cooks perfectly every time.
When you cook rice in an oven, you free up your stove to prepare other parts of your meal and there’s no need to keep checking to see if the rice is cooked. You pop it in the oven and forget about it.
A lot of folks have asked me which toaster oven I recommend. I use a Hamilton Beach 6-slice toaster oven. This particular model bakes, broils and toasts and I love it.
As mentioned, you can cook the rice in the oven for the same amount of time at the same temperature too.
What To Serve With Rice
Best Dish To Use For Baked Rice
For this baked rice recipe, I use a 5-inch baking dish. For best results, use a dish of similar size.
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- 1/4 cup long grain rice
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 tablespoon butter
- pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Pour the rice in an oven safe ramekin or small baking dish. Add the water, butter and salt.
- Cover ramekin with aluminum foil and place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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