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 or Rice Consomm√©.

Basmati rice dish in a white 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.

What You’ll Need

This recipe calls for very few ingredients. But when I’m craving it I usually have to make a run to the grocery store because I rarely have beef consomm√© or canned French Onion soup in my pantry.

You’ll also need a stick of butter (of course), canned mushrooms, and basmati rice.

Tips and Variations

  • You can substitute brown rice, jasmine rice, or wild rice. But don’t use instant rice it will come out dry and hard.
  • Not fond of the beef flavor? Try using chicken broth or even vegetable broth.
  • The original recipe calls for margarine but I use real butter. You can use margarine if you prefer.

How to Make Rice Risotto

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter melted in a round white baking dish.

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.

Ingredients combined in a white round baking dish.

I have made this without mushrooms ( I don’t always have canned mushrooms on hand) and it’s still really flavorful.

Cover with aluminum foil or a lid and bake for one hour.

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.

Stick of Butter Rice 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!

What to serve with this side dish

This rice dish goes well with any protein. Try our Thick Cut Bone-In Pork Chop Recipe or Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken.

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Basmati rice dish in a white casserole dish.

Basmati Rice Risotto Recipe

Buttery, flavorful, and easy stick of butter rice 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: 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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