Baked Rice
This is the easiest, most consistent method of preparing rice I've ever tried.  It makes delicious rice.  Try adding other vegetables like carrots, peas, mushrooms to create a rice pilaf.  Adding saffron or curry powder makes a great variation.

Source: Pierre Franey
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
 
Quantity Description
1 Cup Rice
1-1/2 Cup Chicken Stock or bullion
1Tbs. Chopped Onion
1 Tbs. Butter or Margarine
1 Bay leaf

 

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2. Melt the butter in an oven proof pan.
3. Sauté the onion until just soft and translucent.
4. Stir in the rice.  Coating all the grains with butter.
5. Add the stock.
6. Bring to the boil, cover then place in oven for exactly 17 minutes.
7. Remove the bay leaf, (for special occasions add a tablesoon of butter) fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
8. You don't have to serve immediately the rice will remain hot for several minutes.