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Stick of butter rice baked in a glass baking dish fluffed with 2 forks

Stick Of Butter Rice

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This easy rice recipe is a family favorite, and more times than not I double the recipe, which works perfectly. There is never any left at the end of the dinner!


  • 1 cup long grained white rice 
  • 2 cups water (or no sodium beef broth)
  • 1 (1- ounce) packet onion soup mix
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), sliced into 12 “pats”


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat an 8 x 8- inch (or 11 x 7- inch) baking pan with nonstick spray. 
  2. Add in the rice, water, and onion soup mix into the pan and stir to combine.
  3. Place the sliced butter on top of the mixture in the pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, covered. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes. *see note
  5. Fluff rice with a fork and serve warm.


You can use any type of white rice you prefer, just don’t use Instant Rice! I usually use either Basmati or Jasmine rice.

To double the recipe, bake in a 9 x 13- inch pan. 

Cooking note: Removing the foil halfway through baking gives the rice a crispy top. If you don’t prefer this, leave the foil on for the entire cooking process.

Add in ideas: a can of sliced mushrooms, sprigs of rosemary or thyme, a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.

To double this recipe use a 9×13 baking dish.

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