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Oven Fried Rice

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Want to shake things up with a simple oven rice recipe? Oven fried rice is a twist on a classic rice side, baking with a light flavor of onion soup mix and ready for all your added vegetables and protein.

making fried rice in the oven, rice is on a spoon.

A no-fuss side dish, this recipe has gone viral on TikTok for its ease and taste.

Rice goes great with honey butter chicken, this perfectly juicy chicken, or this crockpot chicken recipe featuring Lipton onion soup mix. 

Easy Oven Baked Rice Recipe

Where did this rice dish recipe originate? 

We saw this recipe on TikTok by the creator, @lifeofafarmerswife. You can see the entire video below on oven-fried rice. As a note, this isn’t a traditional fried rice recipe with bits of veggies and eggs.

This variation allows for a quick and easy oven side dish that doesn’t need you standing there and monitoring. 

Our opinions after testing out this TikTok recipe: Despite the amount of soy sauce and onion soup packet, it was relatively bland and needs additions to be perfect.

Overall the recipe worked and would be fine as a side while making other dinner dishes. Our professional opinion is to consider it a base recipe that needs additional vegetables to reach its full potential. See the original video below:


The easiest and best rice recipe! With ingredients you probably have in your house! I make this as a side all the time and love reheating it for a quick lunch the next day! My kids love it! 2 cups rice 1/4 cup soya sauce 1/4 cup oil -i used vegetable 1 pkg onion soup mix 4 cups water Chopped fresh or canned mushrooms optional Bake at 375° for approximately 45 min and enjoy #easysidedish #easyricerecipe #easyrecipe #quicksidedish #simplecooking #cookingforkids #sidedish #ricedish #quickmeals #suppertime #momto5 #farmmom #quickeats #onepotmeals

♬ original sound – Ebony Prosko


  • White grain rice “takes 15 minutes to cook” rice, not instant or minute.
  • vegetable oil
  • soy sauce (see note on this) 
  • One envelope of dry onion soup mix
  • Chopped fresh parsley or sliced green onions (for garnish)

How to Make Fried Rice in the oven

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a 9×13 baking dish, combine 2 cups white rice, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup soy sauce, one envelope of dry onion soup mix, and 4 cups water.

adding rice to the oven.
mix up rice in casserole dish.

Mix these ingredients well to ensure the flavors meld together.

Bake the rice mixture, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Check to see if rice is tender and water is absorbed.

You may need to cook for up to 45 minutes, depending on the type of rice used, the oven, and if you want the top layer to be crispy. 

Once baked, garnish the rice with chopped, fresh parsley.

rice cooked in casserole dish.

Commonly Asked Rice Questions

Is it necessary to rinse the rice before baking?

Rinsing the rice can remove excess starch and prevent the dish from becoming too sticky.

However, for this particular recipe, it’s optional since the baking process allows the rice to absorb the flavors and liquids evenly.

How do I store leftovers, and how long will they last?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3–4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated, adding liquid if necessary. 

Tips for Rice Dishes

  • Substitute half of the water for beef broth. 
  • Near the end of cooking, cover the top with aluminum foil to prevent too much crisp forming on the top layer. Even if crisp forms, mixing the top and the underneath together creates a nice balance.
easy fried rice in a casserole dish.
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Oven Fried Rice (Lipton Mix)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Easy oven fried rice made with a lipton soup packet, just dump in oven and allow to cook while you prepare other dishes!


  • 9 x 13 Casserole Dish


  • 2 cups white rice not instant or minute rice "15 min to cook rice"
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce can use less if preferred, based on taste.6
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 4 cups water
  • Fresh parsley chopped (for garnish)


  • Preheat the Oven: Start by setting your oven to 375°F (190°C), ensuring it's ready for baking.
  • Combine Ingredients: In a 9×13 inch baking dish, combine the white rice, vegetable oil, soy sauce, dry onion soup mix, and water. Stir the mixture well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Initial Baking: Place your dish in the oven, uncovered, and bake for about 30 minutes. At this point, it's a good idea to check the rice. If you notice that the liquid has been fully absorbed, the rice is ready and can be taken out of the oven.
    For a Crispy Top Layer: If you prefer your rice with a crispy top, continue baking for up to 45 minutes in total. This extended baking time encourages a deliciously crispy layer to form on top, while the rice beneath remains soft and fluffy.
    Before Serving: Should you opt for the crispy top, once baking is complete, take a moment to mix and fluff the rice. This helps to evenly distribute the crispy bits throughout the rice, ensuring each bite is a perfect blend of textures.
  • Garnish and Serve: Once removed from the oven, let the dish cool slightly and fluff rice. Before serving, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley if desired.


Serve this as a standalone dish or as a perfect accompaniment to your favorite main courses.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 268kcal

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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