Baked Rice with Fresh Herbs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
This recipe is very versatile and great for serving a crowd. Experiment with the herbs you use and double the recipe for a large group.


  • 1 lb long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbs fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs butter or margarine, cut into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  • Spray a 9x12-inch (23x30cm) baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Spread rice, salt and pepper in the pan.
  • For easy handling, place pan on the oven shelf. Pull shelf partially from oven and stir in hot water. Cover pan tightly with foil, and bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and continue to bake 30 minutes, or until all water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Stir in parsley, thyme and butter. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 160
  Calories from Fat 20 (12%)
(4%)Total Fat 2g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(1%)Cholesterol 2mg
(17%)Sodium 416mg
(2%)Potassium 81mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(6%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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