French Onion Soup Rice


Author: Rachel

Published Date: December 22, 2023

This French Onion Soup Rice recipe is not just a meal; it’s an experience—a quick, easy, and versatile delight that will make you the star chef in your kitchen. Join us as we explore why this recipe is a game-changer, offering reheating and storage tips, the secret to freezing success, and creative variations to suit your taste buds. Get ready to embark on a journey of culinary joy!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Quick and Easy Magic-In the hustle and bustle of life, who has hours to spend in the kitchen? This recipe is your culinary savior, requiring only 5 minutes of prep time and 50 minutes in the oven.
  • Rich Flavors in Every Bite-Imagine the comforting aroma of French Onion Soup embracing the nutty goodness of long-grain rice, all swimming in the luxurious pool of beef consommé. This dish is a flavor symphony.
  • Foolproof Elegance-Hosting a dinner party or a cozy family gathering? Impress your guests with minimal effort. The layered simplicity of this recipe ensures a dish that not only tastes divine but also looks like a culinary masterpiece straight out of a chef’s kitchen.
  • Versatility Galore-Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this recipe welcomes all. Plus, it’s an excellent canvas for customization. Throw in your favorite herbs or tweak the ingredients to suit your taste buds.
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French Onion Soup Rice Ingredients

  • Long Grain Rice
  • Beef Broth 
  • French Onion Soup
  • Butter

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How to Make French Onion Soup Rice

  • Prep Time:  5 minutes
  • Cook Time:  50 minutes
  • Total Time:  55 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a 8X8 inch pan add your uncooked rice and spread out evenly.
  3. Pour Beef Broth over Rice.
  4. Next Pour in French Onion Soup
  5. Slice your butter into pats and layer it on top evenly over the rice and soup mixture.
  6. Cover the dish with tin foil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  7. After 25 minutes, uncover, return to the oven and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm!
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Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store French Onion Soup Rice:

To store, transfer any leftovers into an airtight container and refrigerate. The French Onion Soup Rice stays fresh for a few days.

How to Reheat French Onion Soup Rice:

Simply pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, or reheat it in the oven at a lower temperature to maintain its scrumptious texture. The flavors meld even more, creating a dish that tastes just as heavenly the second time around.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Yes! Divide the leftovers into individual portions, seal them in freezer-friendly bags or containers, and voila! You now have a stash of gourmet goodness ready to rescue you on those busy days. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm it up using your preferred method.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Prepare the dish as directed, cover it tightly, and refrigerate. When you’re ready to indulge, simply slide it into the oven, and within an hour, you’ll have a piping hot, freshly baked French Onion Soup Rice.

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Rice Varieties-Experiment with different rice varieties to discover your perfect match. Basmati rice adds a fragrant flair, while brown rice introduces a nuttier taste and extra health benefits.
  • Cheese Craze-Elevate the decadence by adding a layer of melted cheese on top during the last few minutes in the oven. Gruyère, Swiss, or even a blend of your favorite cheeses will transform this dish into a gooey masterpiece.
  • Herbal Infusion-Sprinkle your creative magic by incorporating fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or chives. These little green wonders will add a burst of freshness and complexity to the overall flavor profile.
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Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Butter Brilliance-For an extra touch of indulgence, consider using herb-infused or garlic butter. It’s a small tweak that can make a big difference in flavor.
  • Foil Friend-Don’t underestimate the power of tin foil. It acts as a culinary shield, ensuring your rice cooks evenly and absorbs all the rich flavors. Just remember to uncover it for the last leg of baking to achieve that perfect golden hue.
  • Play with Presentation-Serve this dish in individual ramekins for an elegant touch. Garnish with additional fresh parsley or a sprinkle of grated cheese for a picture-perfect presentation.
  • The Magic of Patience-Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. This not only prevents burnt tongues but also allows the flavors to settle and mingle.

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French Onion Soup Rice


3.87 from 23 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 191 kcal

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1 1/4 cup Long Grain Rice, uncooked
  • 14.5 can of Beef Broth
  • 10.5 can of French Onion Soup
  • 1 stick of Butter, cold

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a 8X8 inch pan add your uncooked rice and spread out evenly.
  • Pour Beef Consomme Soup over Rice.
  • Next Pour in French Onion Soup
  • Slice your butter into pats and layer it on top evenly over the rice and soup mixture.
  • Cover the dish with tin foil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes, uncover, return to the oven and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm!

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store French Onion Soup Rice:

Transfer any leftovers into an airtight container and refrigerate. The French Onion Soup Rice stays fresh for a few days, giving you the perfect excuse to savor the deliciousness again and again.

How to Reheat French Onion Soup Rice:

Reheating this dish is as easy as the initial preparation. Simply pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, or reheat it in the oven at a lower temperature to maintain its scrumptious texture. The flavors meld even more, creating a dish that tastes just as heavenly the second time around.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Divide the leftovers into individual portions, seal them in freezer-friendly bags or containers, and voila! You now have a stash of gourmet goodness ready to rescue you on those busy days. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm it up using your preferred method.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Prepare the dish as directed, cover it tightly, and refrigerate. When you’re ready to indulge, simply slide it into the oven, and within an hour, you’ll have a piping hot, freshly baked French Onion Soup Rice

Substitutions & Variations

  • Rice Varieties-Experiment with different rice varieties to discover your perfect match. Basmati rice adds a fragrant flair, while brown rice introduces a nuttier taste and extra health benefits.
  • Beef Consomme- You can use Beef Consomme as a replacement for the Beef broth but those cans usually come in 10.5 oz so you will need to adjust the amount of rice to 1 cup. This version is a bit saltier.
  • Cheese Craze-Elevate the decadence by adding a layer of melted cheese on top during the last few minutes in the oven. Gruyère, Swiss, or even a blend of your favorite cheeses will transform this dish into a gooey masterpiece.
  • Herbal Infusion-Sprinkle your creative magic by incorporating fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or chives. These little green wonders will add a burst of freshness and complexity to the overall flavor profile.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Butter Brilliance-For an extra touch of indulgence, consider using herb-infused or garlic butter. It’s a small tweak that can make a big difference in flavor.
  • Foil Friend-Don’t underestimate the power of tin foil. It acts as a culinary shield, ensuring your rice cooks evenly and absorbs all the rich flavors. Just remember to uncover it for the last leg of baking to achieve that perfect golden hue.
  • Play with Presentation-Serve this dish in individual ramekins for an elegant touch. Garnish with additional fresh parsley or a sprinkle of grated cheese for a picture-perfect presentation.
  • The Magic of Patience-Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. This not only prevents burnt tongues but also allows the flavors to settle and mingle.

NUTRITION

Serving: 6gCalories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 562mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 471IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.1mg
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