Oven Baked Rice – Barefeet within the Kitchen


Tart lime juice and peppery cilantro infuse the lengthy, fluffy grains of rice with fabulous taste on this easy Oven Baked Rice.

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Oven Baked Rice

Oven. Baked. Rice. This can be a recreation changer, my mates, and there’s no higher method to strive it for the primary time than on this cilantro lime rice. I attempted baking rice within the oven as soon as years in the past after I first heard about it. However, I used to be unimpressed.

However, THIS rice? Spectacular. I may have eaten a complete pan full on my own, and my youngsters actually loved it, too. It grew to become an instantaneous staple over right here.

I discovered this cilantro lime rice recipe in from my good friend Jessica‘s cookbook, Good Cheap Eats, dinner in 30 Minutes (or much less!). It’s stuffed with 300 straightforward recipes to assist simplify dinner prep for wholesome, unprocessed meals.

Should you’re questioning the way to bake rice in oven, you’ll be glad you discovered. It really easy! It takes simply moments to combine the components. Pop it into the oven, and fewer than half-hour later, the rice is completely cooked.

A close up shot of the cooked cilantro lime rice.A close up shot of the cooked cilantro lime rice.

Cilantro Lime Rice

I served every bowl with a lime wedge to squeeze excessive for much more tang. My youngest two boys most well-liked to eat their rice with out further lime, however Sam and I squeezed further lime throughout our rice and cherished that further taste.

The cilantro lime rice stored effectively within the fridge for a few days and we loved it with Southwest Hen Bits for dinner and with tacos later that week for lunch. This rice can be wonderful tucked into burritos, on salads, and another method you prefer to take pleasure in your rice.

the rice has been seasoned in a blue baking dish, ready to stir.the rice has been seasoned in a blue baking dish, ready to stir.

One among my favourite issues about oven baked rice is which you could get your rice began within the oven, then have the entire stovetop free to cook dinner the remainder of your meal. That makes this rice recipe an excellent aspect dish choice for a fast weeknight meal or for these massive gatherings when each range burner is spoken for.

Baked rice can function a aspect dish or you possibly can gussy it up along with your favourite meats (I can’t wait to strive hen and bacon) and veggies (broccoli, peas, carrots, celery… the listing goes on!). And, don’t neglect the cheese!

Should you’ve by no means made rice within the oven earlier than, I positively suggest giving it a strive. Let me know which components you add to the combination, and the way it turned out!

An action shot, pouring liquid over the seasoned rice.An action shot, pouring liquid over the seasoned rice.

Cook dinner Rice within the Oven

You’ll want the next components to make this recipe:

  • basmati rice, jasmine rice, or different long-grain rice
  • floor cumin
  • salt
  • boiling water
  • lime juice
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges (optionally available)
The baking dish has been covered with heavy duty aluminum foil in this top down image.The baking dish has been covered with heavy duty aluminum foil in this top down image.

Making this rice recipe is not any extra sophisticated than making rice on the range prime. Begin by preheating the oven to 425°F. Whereas it heats, flippantly grease a 9×13 inch baking or casserole dish with butter or oil.

Add the two cup of rice, cumin, and salt to the baking dish and stir to distribute the spices. Then, unfold the rice combination out in a good layer earlier than pouring within the cups of water.

Cowl the pan tightly with its lid, or you should utilize heavy responsibility aluminum foil, sealing all the sides. Place within the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Then, take away from the oven and stir.

The cooked rice has been fluffed with a fork, and there are cilantro leaves and lime wedges visible in the background.The cooked rice has been fluffed with a fork, and there are cilantro leaves and lime wedges visible in the background.

If a lot of the liquid has not been absorbed, then bake rice in oven uncovered for an extra 3-5 minutes. Afterward, take away from the oven and let it relaxation for 3-5 minutes.

Earlier than serving, fluff the white rice with a fork, drizzle with lime juice, and sprinkle with the cilantro. Then, stir to mix. Serve with further lime wedges, if desired.

Should you’re cooking for a smaller crowd, leftover rice retains effectively in an hermetic container within the fridge for 1-2 days. And, don’t neglect that leftovers are excellent for making meat lover’s fried rice!

Squeezing half a lime over the cooked rice in a blue casserole dish.Squeezing half a lime over the cooked rice in a blue casserole dish.

This baked rice with cilantro and lime is in our common rotation of rice dishes, alongside tried and true favorites like Mushroom and Pepper Rice Pilaf and this Fried Rice with Ham and Greens (it’s higher than takeout!).

Extra baked rice recipes you may take pleasure in embrace  hearty Baked Rice with Sausage and Peppers by Stomach Full, Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions by 365 Days of Baking and Baked Mushroom Rice by Recipe Lady.

A close up shot of the cooked cilantro lime rice.A close up shot of the cooked cilantro lime rice.

We additionally actually take pleasure in this range prime variation on these flavors in Pineapple Rice with Cilantro and Lime. Should you’re searching for a rice dish with just a little trace of warmth, be sure you give Chipotle Lime Rice a strive as effectively.

Shrimp and Sausage Fried Rice is one other on the listing of our favourite dinners. This straightforward recipe is a “two thumbs up,” kid-approved, hearty-as-can-be skillet meal; excellent for a fast and simple weeknight dinner.

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Servings: 6 -8 servings

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  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Evenly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with butter or oil. Mix the rice, cumin, and salt within the pan and stir to distribute the spices. Unfold in a good layer. Pour within the boiling water.

  • Cowl the pan tightly with heavy responsibility aluminum foil, sealing all the sides. Bake the rice for 20 minutes. Take away from the oven and stir. If a lot of the water has not been absorbed, bake uncovered for an extra 3-5 minutes.

  • Take away from the oven and let relaxation for 3-5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, drizzle with lime juice, and sprinkle with the cilantro. Stir to mix. Serve with further lime wedges, if desired.

Energy: 228kcal · Carbohydrates: 50g · Protein: 4g · Fats: 0.5g · Saturated Fats: 0.1g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.1g · Monounsaturated Fats: 0.2g · Sodium: 400mg · Potassium: 86mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 0.2g · Vitamin A: 52IU · Vitamin C: 2mg · Calcium: 26mg · Iron: 1mg

{initially printed 1/18/16 – recipe notes up to date 2/19/24}

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