Baked Rice and Peas

Easy peas-y and only 5 ingredients! Why bake rice? There is something nice about being able to put something in the oven, setting the timer and forgetting about it. While the rice bakes you can focus on a making a big salad or other delicious dishes.

The ingredients in this oven baked rice are simple, rice and green peas with veggie broth. You get fluffy, tender grains that have just the right texture once baked.

Variations and Notes

  • You can use canned peas or frozen peas, or even swap the peas for frozen mixed vegetables or corn if you wish.
  • I tested this with white rice, brown rice will not work here as the ratio and time will be off.
  • If you don’t have broth, you can use water and bouillon.

Baked Rice and Peas

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

This simple Baked Rice and Peas dish uses pantry and freezer staples, a great side dish to go along with your favorite staple.

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 14.5 oz can vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz (1/2 package) frozen peas, or canned
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a oven-safe baking dish with a lid.
  • Place a piece of tin foil between the lid and the dish to ensure no steam escapes.
  • Bake 45 minutes (do not open, do not peek, do not stir to rice).
  • When 45 minutes is up, remove from oven and let it sit for 10 more minutes to allow the steam to finish cooking the rice, (do not open, do not peek, do not stir to rice).
  • After 10 minutes, remove lid and fluff with a fork.

Makes 3 3/4 cups

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 34.5g, Protein: 5.5g, Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7.5mg, Sodium: 842mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1.7g