Stick of Butter Rice

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.

Stick of Butter Rice in a bowl
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.

Ingredients for stick of butter rice


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.

Ingredients for Stick of Butter Rice

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.

Stick of butter rice in a bowl and baking dish.

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 in a baking dish before baking.

      Looking for other easy rice dishes? Don’t miss these.
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      Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto
      Chipotle’s Mexican Grill Cilantro Lime Rice
      Quick and Easy Broccoli Rice Casserole

      Stick of Butter Rice in a bowl

      Stick of Butter Rice

      Enjoy this great tasting Stick of Butter Rice!
      5 from 2 votes
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      Course: Side Dish
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: Rice Recipes, Stick of Butter Rice
      Servings: 6
      Calories: 271kcal


      • 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


      • 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.


      Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. 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!

  2. Kathy B.

    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

    • Share bear

      5 stars
      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.

  3. Lacey France

    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.

    • J W

      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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