How to Oven Bake Quinoa, White or Brown Rice!

How to cook quinoa or rice perfectly every time by baking it in the oven!  Once you try this you will never go back to the stove top method.

Course grain, rice, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
121 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa white or brown rice
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil optional
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Heat 2 cups water or broth in microwave for 2 minutes. (I just use my measuring cup).
  3. Add quinoa (or rice) to 8 x 8 baking dish. (9 x 9 will work as well).
  4. Pour hot liquid over the grain.
  5. Add salt, pepper and butter if using.
  6. Cover tightly with foil
  7. Bake quinoa or white rice for 25 minutes.
  8. Bake brown rice for one hour.
  9. Remove - LET REST 5 MINUTES.
  10. Carefully remove foil - its hot in there!
  11. Serve!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is for one serving of quinoa.

Nutrition Facts
How to Oven Bake Quinoa, White or Brown Rice!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.