Easy Baked Rice

easy baked rice

Photo updated – 2013

This is a simple dish that I cook when I don’t have much in my pantry and when I don’t feel like spending too much time preparing dinner. It’s fast, convenient and most importantly, nutritious so you don’t feel that you’re shortchanging yourself in any way. I highly recommend this dish to full-time working moms who don’t have too much time to spend in the kitchen on weekdays! πŸ™‚

Well, Alicia ate only some of the baked rice, and without the cheese for that matter. She’s just not a “cheesy” gal, I guess. I had to top up her dinner with a mini banana muffin and her usual pan-fried cod… Oh well… I guess she needs time to accept new tastes and new food!

Easy Baked Rice
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Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Western
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Serves: 3
 
A perfect baked rice recipe for a lazy weekday evening.
Ingredients
  • 200-250g chicken fillet, remove tendons and cut into small cubes
  • 1 can of Campbell's Cream of Celery
  • A mixture of mozarella and parmesan cheese (as much as you like!)
  • 2-3 handfuls of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 160g rice grains (or 1 cup using the cup that came with my rice cooker)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • water for cooking 1 cup of rice (according to your rice cooker)
Seasoning for the chicken
  • 1 tablespoon chicken marinade
  • a few dashes of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hua diao jiu
  • a dash of sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken with seasoning. You can do this the night before cooking.
  2. Cook rice as you normally do in the rice cooker.
  3. When the rice is cooked, mix the butter in evenly with the rice.
  4. Mix in the chicken fillet and mixed vegetables till the ingredients and rice are well-mixed.
  5. Scoop half the portion of the mixture into a casserole dish.
  6. Spread half the can of cream of celery evenly on the surface of the mixture.
  7. Place a layer of cheese on the cream of celery if you want the baked rice to be extra cheesy. Otherwise, skip this step.
  8. Scoop the other half of the rice mixture into the casserole dish.
  9. Again, spread the cream of celery evenly on the rice mixture.
  10. Top with cheese evenly.
  11. Pre-heat oven to 180degC.
  12. Place the dish into the oven and bake at 180degC for 20-30min (or when the cheese browns beautifully). [Note that oven temperatures may vary and I've had to increase the temperature in my new oven to 200degC.]

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2 Responses to Easy Baked Rice

  1. Fion says:

    Hi.. For step 4.. Do you add cooked fillet or the raw seasoned fillet and mix with the cooked rice? Thanks

    • Angeline says:

      Hi, I cut the fillet into very small cubes so I just add them in raw. If you use bigger chunks you’d have to semi-cook them before adding the chicken in.

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