Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Baked rice

I know, doesn't that title sound boring? I almost wouldn't blame you if you didn't read any further. But I hope that you do. :)

I'd like to have more brown rice in our diet, but I've never been good at cooking it on the stove. And I've tried the crock pot...but that has been even worse. It ends up mushy or bland or oily or all three. Ick!

This, my friends, is the solution. Baked rice.

1 T. butter
1.5 cups brown rice
1 T. spice mixture (I used Mrs. Dash garlic/herb, along with some parsley and I forget what else.)
3-4 cloves garlic
1/2 t. salt
2.5 cups liquid (I used my veggie bouillon)
approx. 3 cups chopped veggies (I used carrots and celery, because that's what I had)

In a cast iron skillet, melt the butter and toast the rice until just golden. Add spices and cook for 30 seconds. Add garlic and saute for about 3 minutes. Add salt and liquid. Cover and transfer to the oven. Bake at 375 degrees for about 1 hour.

You just won't believe the results! This is perfect rice.


Mom said...

I agree! Do you remember the baked rice I used to do with broth, onion, garlic, thyme, and rosemary? Mmmm! It's so simple to do and always turns out perfect!

Amber said...

I will definitely have to try that, thanks!