French Onion Rice Casserole – A French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe

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With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in the oven recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice.

French Onion Rice Casserole

Rice is such an economical side dish, and it’s nice to have many different rice recipes up our sleeves in addition to plain white rice.

This Stick of Butter Rice is one of those recipes.  It’s super flavorful due to that stick of butter, mentioned a second ago, in addition to beef broth and a can of condensed French Onion Soup.

This recipe came from our good friend Jackie. When Barbara got married, she gifted her a cookbook where she wrote down her family’s favorite recipes.  This baked French Onion Rice Casserole is one of the recipes from her cookbook.

Once she made this dish with the canned French onion soup and it was such a hit, Barbara decided to try these French Onion Joes. They are a great alternative to regular sloppy joe sandwiches.

French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe

Rice can be the perfect side dish to any main course, and sometimes you want to jazz up your basic recipe. This recipe does just that.  It combines easy pantry staples such as instant dry rice, beef broth, French onion soup and butter to make a flavorful side dish.

What is even better? All you do for this French Onion Rice is mix together all the ingredients, and pop in the oven to bake.  If you can manage to melt butter, then you can handle this recipe.

Here’s a little hint: melt butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium high heat on the stove top.  It’s the fastest and cleanest way to do it.  Melting in the microwave always ends up in a big mess on the top of the microwave.

Ingredients for Stick Of Butter Rice

Dry Instant Rice

Beef Brown

Melted Butter

French Onion Soup, condensed

How to Make French Onion Rice Casserole

Full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions for French Onion Rice in the Oven is at the bottom of this page in the recipe card.

  1. Grease an oven-safe, 2-Quart (or 8 x 8 inch)  casserole dish, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry instant rice, beef broth, can of condensed French onion soup, and melted butter.
  3. Pour into prepared dish and bake for 45 minutes or until rice is tender.

With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice. 

French Onion Soup Recipes

Check out our whole set of recipes that use condensed French Onion Soup.

Notes About Rice with French Onion Soup

  • Be sure to use condensed French Onion Soup for this recipe.  Find it in the is with the cream soups.
  • Substitute margarine for butter, if needed.
  • Preferably use low sodium beef broth since French Onion Soup is higher in sodium.
  • Bake uncovered.
  • Fluff up the top of the French Onion Rice Casserole about 10 minutes before baking so that the top isn’t crunchy.
  • This French onion rice bake recipe is the perfect accompaniment to Sunday Church Beef TipsBaked Cranberry Pork Chops, or 4-Ingredient Chicken Legs.
  • Check out this whole post on what to do with Canned French Onion Soup.

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French Onion Rice Casserole - A French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe

With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french onion rice, French Onion Rice Casserole, french onion rice in oven, rice with french onion soup, stick of butter rice
Servings: 8
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry instant rice
  • 10.5 oz. French onion soup (condensed)
  • 15 oz. beef broth
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together dry, uncooked rice, beef broth, melted butter and Condensed French Onion Soup.
  • Pour into a greased 2 quart or 8 x 8-inch baking dish. 
    With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice. 
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until rice is tender. See next step.
    With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice. 
  • 10 minutes before end of cooking, fluff the top of the French Onion Rice with a fork to prevent the top from being crunchy.
    With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice. 

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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With only 4 ingredients,  French Onion Rice Casserole has loads of rich flavor and is a great side dish for your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish. Often called Stick of Butter Rice, this French Onion Rice in Oven Recipe also uses condensed French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Dry Instant Rice. 

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4 Comments

    1. We haven’t tried it with instant brown rice. In our experience, cooking time is different with brown rice so take that into consideration if you do substitute!

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