Baked Tasty Rice was my grandma’s specialty and always a favorite of anyone who tried it. It’s so easy – and really is amazingly tasty – that it may become your family’s favorite, too.
My grandma’s baked Tasty Rice is our family’s ultimate comfort food. Grandma was the first to acknowledge that she wasn’t a cook- she told me she cooked what she had to in order to have food on the table. In fact, she was 4’11” and only weighed about 100 pounds because she said she ate only because she knew she had to, not because she enjoyed it.
Yeah, I didn’t understand what she was talking about, either.
But there were a few recipes that we all loved of hers. A chicken and rice casserole and her many wonderful Christmas cookies come to mind, but mostly everyone loved Tasty Rice. My extended family all requested it for most family gatherings and I’m sure all of us made her write the recipe down so we could make it, too.
And wherever we took it, people always seemed to love it as much as we did. It was just our secret how incredibly easy it was and how it turned out perfect every time. (Some links in this article are affiliate links and if you click on them I will receive a small commission at no cost to you – thanks for your support!)
Baked Tasty Rice
My cooking has changed over the years to whole food and I no longer buy soups in cans that the original recipe called for, so I have adapted the recipe to work with bullion and broth. It’s still as “tasty” and is so simple you won’t believe it. If you have a meat dish that needs to bake, put this rice in right next to it and all you have to think of is a salad. #dinnerdone
Note: some have asked for the original recipe, so here it is: a cube of bullion + 1 can of Campbell’s Beef Bullion Soup + 1 can of water, using the directions in the recipe below. I simply add a bit more bullion and use 2 c. of water, so there’s not too much difference and I’ve heard that the Beef Bullion Soup is not easy to find anymore.
So, how easy is this? After placing the butter, marjoram, bullion and rice in a bowl, pour the liquid ingredients over them and do not stir (grandma underlined this on the recipe she gave me) – just cover and place it in the oven.
See why we all wanted the recipe?
Shop this recipe:
- organic Better Than Bullion Chicken Base or Beef Base
- organic rice
- 2-qt. baking dish with lid
When you take it out of the oven, you give it a quick stir to distribute the ingredients and serve.
Mmm…it’s kind of creamy and kind of not (I know, it’s hard to explain) and when it hits your mouth it’s hard not to eat too much. Yeah…good luck with that.