This rice side dish is super easy, and it is just as tasty as it is easy. Don’t be surprised if your guests really enjoy this dish.
If you are always looking for a simple side dish this recipe is for you. It requires just four ingredients – a can of French onion soup, a can of beef consommé, a stick of butter, and some uncooked rice. Some people call this recipe French onion soup rice; others just call it stick of butter rice. Whatever you call it, this rice side dish is super simple to make, and it is just as tasty as it is easy. Who says that rice has to be boring? Don’t be surprised if your guests really enjoy this dish. And, it’s a dish that’s perfect for taking along to a potluck dinner.
Thanks to all of you great cooks who sent in some interesting variations.
- With canned mushrooms – Use 1 can French onion soup or beef consommé and 1 can mushroom stems and pieces (do not drain).
- With mushroom soup and cheese – Substitute the French onion soup for a can of golden mushroom soup, and a small can of onions. When almost done, grate cheddar cheese on top and return to oven.
- With pork chops – Place browned pork chops on top before baking. This gives you a wonderful one-pot meal. The French onion flavor in the pork chops is great. No need to add the butter as the fat from the pork chops will substitute.
Enjoy Stick of Butter Rice
Enjoy this great tasting stick of butter rice. It’s so delicious that every single helping will get eaten. The canned soup means it’s an easy-peasy dish to make. And including a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce adds a little extra zest. So, if you are a beginner cook you may want to give this recipe a try. All you need to do is put all of the ingredients into a small dish, cover the dish, and pop it right into the oven. You can cook this recipe with all of the confidence that it will turn out great.
More cooking tips for Stick of Butter Rice
- Want to make double the recipe? You may not need to double the time, but I would plan on adding 10 to 20% more time. You may also choose not to double up on the butter.
- Want to use brown rice? You will need to cook it much longer unless it is par-boiled brown rice. I would plan on cooking it twice as long.
- Can’t find condensed French onion soup? I think that regular French onion soup would work well.
- Want to cut down on salt? Swap out the beef consommé for 2 packets of sodium-free beef bouillon.
Stick of Butter Rice
Enjoy this great tasting Stick of Butter Rice!
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 10 ounces condensed French Onion soup 1 can
- 10 ounces beef consume 1 can
- 4 ounces butter thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Nutrition FactsStick of Butter RiceAmount Per ServingCalories 271 Calories from Fat 144% Daily Value*Total Fat 16g 25%Saturated Fat 10g 50%Cholesterol 42mg 14%Sodium 483mg 20%Potassium 340mg 10%Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%Sugars 1gProtein 4g 8%Vitamin A 9.4%Calcium 2.5%Iron 2.4%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.Prep Time 5 minutesCook Time 1 hourTotal Time 1 hour 5 minutesServings 6Calories 271 kcal
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In an 8 x 8 or a one quart baking dish add 1 cup of rice, 1 can French Onion soup, 1 can beef consume soup, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Cut 1 stick of butter into about 9 thin slices and place over rice. Cover dish with foil. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, remove foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.