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baked brown rice in a square baking dish
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Baked Brown Rice

Looking for an easy way to cook brown rice? Learn how to cook brown rice with this very simple single serving recipe. Baking brown rice in the oven is the best way to cook rice so it come out perfect every time. This is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one person.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting time5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 5-inch baking dish


  • cup medium-grain or long-grain brown rice
  • cup water
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the rice in a small 5-inch baking dish or dish of similar size.
  • Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan or tea kettle.
  • Pour boiling water over the rice and add the butter and salt.
  • Gently stir to combine and cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, remove the cover and fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg