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How to Cook Rice for a Crowd (Easy Oven Method)

Cooking rice for a crowd is SO easy! For a potluck, family reunion or church party, bake it in the oven and have up to 50 servings in less than an hour.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Rice, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 50
Calories 207kcal
Author Erica Walker

Equipment

  • Conventional Oven

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Place 3 quarts uncooked rice in large roasting pan (lightly sprayed with cooking spray), spread evenly. Set aside.
  • In a large stock-pot, combine water and salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
  • CAREFULLY pour boiling water over rice and stir so rice is even along the bottom.
  • Immediately cover tightly with aluminum foil. Make sure you have a tight seal around ALL the edges. 
  • Place roasting pan in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Fluff with a large wooden spoon & serve.
  • **Note: If you want to wait to serve, just keep in the oven at 150 degrees or so or keep warm in an electric warming pan. Add a little water if necessary to keep from drying out.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg