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Oven Baked Garlic Mushroom Rice

One-pot, Oven Baked Garlic Mushroom Rice. A simple, comforting, no frills kind of meal that you are going to be wanting to make again and again! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: gluten-free, oil-free, vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald


  • 400g / 2 cups long grain white rice *
  • 840mls / 3½ cups flavourful broth , I like to use mushroom broth as it has the best flavour. It must be a good tasting broth as this is where a lot of the flavour will come from.
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • 5 - 10 cloves garlic , chopped finely **
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme ***
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary ***
  • 550g / around 6 heaping cups sliced mushrooms


  • Preheat oven to 380*F
  • Rinse the rice then place it in a large baking dish. Mine measures 13 x 9 inches****.  
  • Add the onions and garlic then the seasoning and herbs. Stir together to evenly distribute then level out. 
  • Spread the chopped mushrooms evenly over the top.
  • Pour over the broth then cover tightly with tin foil or a tight fitting lid. 
  • Baked for 45 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven, remove the foil, check the rice is tender. If not give it a stir, cover and return to the oven for another 10 minutes. 
  • Once rice is tender remove from the oven. If there is any visible liquid uncover and return to the oven for about 5 minutes and it will evaporate off. 
  • Serve immediately.


*Any long grain white rice variety will work including basmati and jasmine. I have not tested this recipe with brown rice. Do not use pre-cooked rice.
**I like my rice super garlicky so used 10 cloves. Feel free to lower this amount if you aren't so much of a garlic fan.  
*** I like the combo of thyme and rosemary. You can use whatever herbs you have available though. Just use a similar quantity. 
****My baking dish measures 13 x 9 inches and is ceramic. You will need one of a similar size. Any smaller and it might not all fit in. Bear in mind too that if you use a metal or glass dish the heat will conduct differently and the cooking time might need adjusting slightly.  
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8.5g | Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 481mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 3.4g | Vitamin A: 6% | Vitamin C: 9% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 21%