Basmati Rice Risotto (Stick Of Butter Rice)

Basmati rice risotto is an awesome side dish for any meal.  My sister found this recipe on a bag of basmati rice, and we have been making it since. It’s also known as Stick of Butter Rice or Rice Consommé.

Basmati rice risotto (stick of butter rice) in a casserole dish.

It’s another super easy, dump-and-bake kind of recipe.  No standing over the cooktop.  This rice is simple but so full of flavor.

Ingredients Needed

This recipe calls for very few ingredients. It’s amazing how much flavor is in this dish with this handful of ingredients.

Basmati rice risotto ingredients on a dark surface.

Basmati Rice – Basmati rice is aromatic and has a light, fluffy texture when cooked. Perfect for soaking up all those yummy flavors.

Beef Consommé – This is like a beef broth with a deeper flavor. It adds a rich, meaty taste to your risotto.

French Onion Soup – This brings in a savory, oniony kick. It’s like a flavor booster that makes everything taste better.

Sliced Mushrooms – Mushrooms add a nice earthy touch and a bit of texture contrast. They’re like little flavor sponges in your risotto.

Butter – A whole stick of butter makes everything rich and creamy. It’s the secret to that indulgent, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese – Sprinkled on top at the end, it adds a salty, cheesy finish that really rounds out the dish.

How to Make Basmati Rice Risotto (Stick Of Butter Rice)

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the stick of butter in the casserole dish and allow it to melt in the preheating oven. Once the butter is melted, combine the beef consommé soup, french onion soup, sliced mushrooms, and rice in the casserole dish.
A stick of butter in a casserole dish.
Ingredients for 'stick of butter rice' in a casserole dish.
  • Cover with aluminum foil or a lid and bake for one hour.
  • Once baked, fluff the cooked rice lightly with a fork (the onions will rise to the top). Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the top.
Basmati rice risotto (stick of butter rice) cooked in a casserole dish on a dark surface.

Optionally sprinkle some chopped parsley on top for some color. Serve with your favorite main dish. Don’t be fooled; it might not be a pretty dish, but it is extremely delicious!

Basmati rice risotto (stick of butter rice) in a casserole dish.
Basmati rice risotto (stick of butter rice) in a dark bowl.

This dish goes great with any protein, such as our Thick Cut Bone-In Pork Chop, Roasted Chicken with Dijon Cream Sauce, or our amazingly rich Braised Beef Cheeks.


You can substitute brown rice, jasmine rice, or wild rice. But don’t use instant rice. It will come out dry and hard.

The original recipe calls for margarine, but I use real butter. You can use margarine if you prefer.

The recipe calls for two tablespoons of parmesan, but I have been known to put way more than that on top.


Vegetarian Version: Replace the beef consommé with vegetable broth or mushroom broth for a vegetarian-friendly dish. You can also add more varieties of vegetables like peas, carrots, or bell peppers for extra nutrition and color.

Low-Sodium Option: For those watching their salt intake, use low-sodium broths and soups. You can also reduce the amount of parmesan cheese or opt for a lower-sodium cheese.

Spicy Kick: Add some spice with a pinch of red pepper flakes or diced jalapeños mixed in before baking.

Herb Infusion: For an aromatic twist, add fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or basil. These can be mixed in before baking or sprinkled on top after cooking.

Protein-Packed: Stir in some cooked chicken, shrimp, or beef after baking for a heartier meal.

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Basmati rice risotto (stick of butter rice) in a casserole dish.

Basmati Rice Risotto Recipe

Buttery, flavorful, and easy stick of butter rice dish. Super tasty and goes great with pork, chicken, or beef!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Leigh Harris


  • 10.5 oz can beef consomme
  • 10.75 oz can french onion soup
  • 4 oz can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/3 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 2 – 4 Tablespoons of freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Place the stick of butter in a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish and put in the oven to melt.
  • Once the butter is melted, combine the beef consomme, french onion soup, sliced mushrooms and basmati rice in the casserole dish.
  • Cover and bake for one hour.
  • Fluff lightly with a fork and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I too vot th8s recipe off a bag of Basmati rice. I remember buying the brand specifically for the recipe. It was a family favorite for several years and then we moved and started trying some newer recipes and I lost this one. I literally typed in Parmesan Basmati rice recipe from a bag of rice and Ill be, here it is. So, thank you for posting it. I have now saved it to my Google Drive.

  2. I’m on a low carb diet, but I’d have a definite cheat day for this. This looks AH-MAZING. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. I’m a big fan of easy “dump and bake” recipes like this, it sounds delicious, I definitely like to add a bit more cheese than called for too! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

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