Basmati Rice Risotto

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.

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.

Are you looking for a low carb/keto sided dish? Try our Cauliflower Mac and Cheese!

Basmati Rice Risotto

Basmati Rice Risotto - butter melted in a round white baking dish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the stick of butter in the casserole dish and allow to melt in the preheating oven.

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

Basmati Rice Risotto ingredients combined in a white round baking dish

Once the butter is melted, combine the beef consomm√© soup, french onion soup, sliced mushrooms, and rice in the casserole dish. I have made this without mushrooms ( I don’t always have canned mushrooms on hand) and it’s still really flavorful.

Bake for an hour.

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Basmati Rice Risotto being fluffed in a white round baking dish

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.

The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of parmesan but I have been known to put way more than that on top.

Basmati Rice Risotto topped with cheese in a white round baking dish

The cheese will melt if you are patient enough. ¬†Serve with your favorite main dish. Don’t be fooled, it might not be a pretty dish but it is extremely delicious!

This dish goes great with our Thick Cut Bone-in Pork Chops!

Basmati Rice Recipe

Basmati Rice Risotto

Basmati Rice Risotto – Buttery, flavorful, and easy side dish. Super tasty and goes with pork, chicken, or beef!
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Course: casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basmati, rice, risotto, stick of butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 334kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 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’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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