Wednesdays Unplugged – Easy Oven Baked Rice

“Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.”

– Grandma Moses

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

We went to see Dial M for Murder at the Guthrie over the weekend… made me think about other versions we have seen. The Heights theater is screening the original Hitchcock version April 28… we may have to go! It was our daughter’s real birthday on Monday… I took her to breakfast at Good Day Cafe. And John finished his Christmas Lego kit of NYC skyscrapers. Did you know NYC has over 550 structures over 330 ft high? Five of the most famous NYC landmark structures are in this group… can you name them? (Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, One World Trade Center – Chrysler Building and Empire State Building were finished less than 1 year apart.))


We had a veggie tray from Costco last week and had many veggies left so created a stir fry with them and a chunk of beef tenderloin from previous birthday fondue dinner which seemed appropriate. I wanted to make plain white rice but not take up stovetop space and time… so made this simple oven baked rice. It turned out great, and was so easy I wondered why I didn’t always make it this way! This recipe makes 8 servings… may cut in half and put in 2 quart dish.


  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Pour all ingredients into a 9 x 13 inch serving dish and stir. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake until the water is absorbed, 25-30 minutes.

Rest 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

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