Stick of butter rice side is super easy to make, and it is just as tasty as it is easy. Don’t be surprised if your guests really enjoy this rich and savory rice dish.
Flavorful Baked Rice Side Dish
If you are always looking for a simple side dish this recipe is for you. It requires just five ingredients – a can of French onion soup, a can of beef consommé, a stick of butter, Worcestershire sauce, and uncooked rice.
Some people call this recipe French onion soup rice or beef consomme rice, and 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.
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Long grain rice
- Can of condensed French onion soup
- Can of beef consommé
- Worcestershire sauce
- A stick of butter
How to Make Stick of Butter Rice
- Place rice, French onion soup, consommé, and Worcestershire sauce in a baking dish.
- Cut a stick of butter into slices and place them on the rice.
- Cover the dish with foil and bake at 425 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
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 side dish. 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.
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 baking 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.
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Stick of Butter Rice
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 10 ounces condensed French Onion soup 1 can
- 10 ounces beef consommé 1 can
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 ounces butter thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place 1 cup of rice, 1 can French Onion soup, 1 can beef consommé, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in an 8 x 8-inch or 1-quart baking dish.
- Cut 1 stick of butter into about 9 thin slices and place the slices over the rice.
- Cover the dish with foil.
- Bake at 425 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
I don’t have any French onion soup, just 1 can of consommé. I do have beef broth and cream of mushroom soup. Any suggestions on variations or substitutes, please. Thank you.
I would suggest that you use two clear soups. I would not use a cream of soup. I would use the consomme and the beef broth, and if you have a package of the lipton french onion soup mix, I would add that. Since I haven’t messed with the recipe any more than this, I can’t offer any additional suggestions. I hope you this works for you.
Thank you, I’ll give it a try that way. I’m sure it will be delicious. Thank you.
I make this with one cup of white rice, one can of consomme and 1 can of french onion. I only put in a few pats of butter, and I bake it in a pyrex dish at 400 with the lid on for 30 mins, then I take the lid off for another 30. When I take it out of the oven, I put the lid back on and the steam softens any dried particles. It is really good, thank you Stephanie.
I am glad you liked this, whenever I serve this, the dish never comes back empty!
This is a staple dish at holidays for my family. However, I actually brown my rice in a skillet and pour it and all the butter in a casserole dish, add 1 can of French onion soup and a can of beef broth and always add the mushroom of choice. I typically use button and baby portobello. I bake @350 for 1 hour.
My question – can this be prepared days in advanced and baked later
I personally would cook the dish fully and then reheat it. I am not sure how the liquid would soak into the rice before cooking. I may have interpreted your question incorrectly.
This recipe is a variation from a 1970s (or maybe earlier) recipe that I’ve had since then. We called it “Church Lady Rice”…LOL… The original recipe calls for 1 cup of uncooked white rice (I use Comet), 2 cans Campbell’s Beef Consommee soup, 1 onion, and 1 stick of margarine or unsalted butter. Chop the onion and saute it in the margarine or butter in a saucepan just until the onion begins to brown a bit. Put the cup of rice into an 8 x 8 square casserole dish (I love my Corningware) and pour in the 2 cans of soup. Then, pour the sauteed onions and butter mixture into the casserole dish. Cover and cook at 350 degrees for one hour. Whenever we had a luncheon at our family practice clinic, my co-workers would beg me to bring this dish, and I was always happy to. Sometimes, I added mushrooms — they’re good in it, too. There was never any left!
Yes! I would always do it this way, although I would add bell pepper, celery to the onion, and include worchestershire sauce and a few dashes of hot sauce.
I don’t have beef consomme, should I replace wit beef boullion oe au jus?
It would well with au jus. Beef bullion might be a little salty.
Diane Van Voorst
I make it with 1 stick butter, 1 can French onion soup, 1 8 oz.. can mushrooms stems & pieces (do not drain), 1 cup long grain rice, 1 beef bouillon cube! Cover & bake 350° 1-11/2 hrs. Delicious!
That sounds great too!
Thanks for sharing I had this once at a potluck dinner and I wondered how it was made.
What do you like to serve this with?
My Mom used to make this, the only difference was she used 1 can of Beef consomme Soup and one can of beef bouillon Soup One large can of sliced mushrooms stems and pieces And the stick of butter. I am so glad that you posted it because I have forgotten about this recipe now I’m going to try it your way With adding the French onion soup and the Worcestershire sauce
If you double the recipe would you double the amount of time to cook?
You may not need to double the time, but I would plan on adding 10 to 20% more time.
I always double the recipe and I never double the time… it gets done in the same amount of time. That is using white rice… if you use brown rice then double the time. It takes a lot longer to cook with brown rice.
I made just as directed and loved it, in the future will double or triple it and I think it will do fine!!!
I used to make this a few times a month until I tired of the fact that this recipe is “hit or miss” for me. I never know if the rice will turn out crunchy or soft. Do you have any ideas of what I can try to remedy this? I thought about possibly adding water??? Maybe leaving it covered during the entire hour of baking time??? Possibly cooking it in a rice cooker, and if so how to adapt the recipe to allow for this??? Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
I do this recipe in the microwave but with instant rice. Do everything the same, just use instant rice. 10 minutes in microwave, then stir it up. Then 8 more minutes. Stir once more and done. May want to only do 5 more minutes and check on it incase you’re microwave is a higher power.
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If I use brown rice are there any adjustments I need to make?
You will need to cook it much longer, unless it is par boiled rice I would plan on cooking it 2X longer.