French Onion Soup Rice

French Onion Soup Rice

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Rich and Savory Flavor: The blend of beef broth and French onion soup creates a comforting and satisfying depth of flavor.
Simple Ingredients: Made with pantry staples, this dish requires no special trip to the grocery store.
Easy Preparation: Minimal hands-on time makes it perfect for busy weeknights or entertaining guests.
Versatile Side Dish: Pairs wonderfully with a variety of proteins, from roasted chicken to grilled steak, making it a staple in your meal rotation.
1 1/4 cups uncooked long grain rice: Provides a fluffy and tender base.
14.5 oz can beef broth: Adds rich, savory depth.
10.5 oz can French onion soup: Infuses the rice with iconic French onion soup flavors.
1 stick butter, sliced: Creates a creamy and luxurious texture.
Fresh parsley for garnish: Adds a touch of freshness and color.
Preparation Time
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Step-by-Step Directions

Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 425°F (220°C) to ensure it’s ready when the dish goes in.
Prepare the Rice: Spread the uncooked long grain rice evenly in an 8×8 inch baking pan for uniform cooking.
Add the Liquids: Pour the beef broth and French onion soup over the rice to infuse it with flavor during cooking.
Top with Butter: Distribute the slices of butter evenly over the rice mixture for added richness and creamy texture.
Bake Covered: Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes, allowing the rice to start cooking and absorbing flavors.
Bake Uncovered: Remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes, letting the top become slightly crispy and the flavors concentrate.
Garnish and Serve: Once fully cooked, remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving for a pop of color and freshness.
Tips for Perfect French Onion Soup Rice
Use High-Quality Broth and Soup: Better quality ingredients result in more flavorful rice. Choose brands you trust.
Don’t Skip the Butter: Essential for a creamy, rich texture and wonderful flavor that complements the dish.
Adjust Baking Time if Necessary: Oven temperatures can vary, so check the rice during the final baking stage. It should be tender with a slightly crispy top.
Serving Suggestions
French Onion Soup Rice pairs beautifully with:

Roasted Chicken: Complements the crisp, golden skin.
Grilled Steak: Makes for a hearty and satisfying dinner.
Vegetarian Option: Serve with a vegetable medley or a fresh green salad for a lighter meal.
Holiday Feasts: Perfect for adding comfort and elegance to holiday gatherings.
Cheesy French Onion Soup Rice: Stir in a cup of shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese during the last 10 minutes of baking for a cheesy twist.
Mushroom Addition: Add sautéed mushrooms to the rice mixture before baking for an earthy flavor.
Herb Infusion: Mix in fresh thyme or rosemary with the rice for added depth and aroma.
Enjoy this delightful and versatile side dish, perfect for any meal!

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