French Onion Rice Bake

It only takes 4 ingredients to make this easy French Onion Soup Rice side dish that is packed full of flavor!  It goes wonderfully with any main course and is great to serve to guests.

It only takes 4 ingredients to make this easy French Onion Soup Rice side dish that is packed full of flavor!  It goes wonderfully with any main course and is great to serve to guests.

I saw this recipe floating around Pinterest years ago and knew I had to make it right away.  The original recipe is actually called “Stick of Butter Rice”.  Yep, you heard me right – a STICK of butter in this recipe.  I mean, it’s not like you’re eating the whole dish as it serves 6 people.  Therefore, I wanted to change the name as to not scare off any healthy eaters out there.

French Onion Soup Rice takes only four ingredients to make and tastes delicious as a side dish.

This french onion rice bake is the perfect side dish for any meal and is most definitely holiday dinner worthy, which is why I’m sharing it so close to Thanksgiving.  Everyone loves a good ol’ fluffy mound of mashed potatoes on their plate alongside their turkey, but how about adding something different this year?  Don’t be afraid of change (I’m totally talking to myself here, mostly).  I hate change!  You can throw this together in a hot minute and concentrate on your other, more high-maintenance side dishes (and high-maintenance dinner guests you may have….ha, ha…sorry, I had to).  It tastes like French onion soup turned into a rice dish!

Serve this french onion rice bake with a roast, chicken dish….the sky is the limit.  Check out my collection of Thanksgiving recipes if you need some inspiration!  It’s all together for you in one post because I’m super helpful like that.

French Onion Soup Rice with only 4 ingredients is a great Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish.

French Onion Soup Rice
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Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6
 
It only takes 4 ingredients to make this easy French Onion Rice Bake side dish that is packed full of flavor! It goes wonderfully with any main course.
Ingredients
  • 1 c. uncooked white rice (NOT instant rice - this will cook too quickly and get mushy)
  • 1 (10 oz) can of Condensed French Onion Soup
  • 1 (10 oz) can of Beef Broth
  • ½ c. of butter, sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a 9x9 inch baking dish (8x8 would also work fine) combine rice, soup and broth.
  3. Cut butter into slices and place on top of the mixture.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove cover and bake 30 minutes more.

 Recipe source:  thirtyhandmadedays.com

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21 Comments

Oh my this was great! This came out tender as could be, for me in about 27mi to be exact. It had a great aroma and was perfect. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.
Thanks for taking the time to share it with me!!!!!

I made this a few nights ago and just got a request from my husband to make it again tonight! Needless to say it goes into my regular dinner rotation. We are making it a main dish by adding meat. I added browned hamburger the first time (recommend you stir it half way through baking) and tonight I’m adding kielbasa. I’ve also added some jalapeños both times because we like things kicked up a bit.
Thanks so much for recipe-a definite hit here in our home!!

I’ve made this rice recipe for many years. The original recipe called for a stick of butter, but I now use half a stick. I sometimes add a can of drained mushrooms. Good with almost anything but especially beef. Thanks for sharing.