Stick of Butter Rice

4 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Stick of Butter Rice is a buttery, casserole-like side dish, with beef broth, French Onion Soup, white rice and butter that’s a creamy, holiday favorite!

If you love casseroles and casserole-like dishes, such as Easy Chicken Casserole, but are looking for something a little more unusual to bring to your next potluck, then you should make a pan of Stick of Butter Rice. It’s one of the most delicious creamy rice dishes, and you can make it big enough for a crowd.

Spoonful of Stick of Butter RiceSTICK OF BUTTER RICE 

If you’ve got a few cans of French onion soup laying around and want to try a delicious new oven rice recipe, then you should definitely break out a casserole dish and make some Stick of Butter Rice. There are a few Campbell’s French onion soup recipes floating around out there, but this version is one of my all time favorites, and is sure to become a family favorite of yours as well. This onion rice recipe takes almost no prep and is completely baked through in about an hour, which is a great cook time for a casserole. One of the best things about this butter rice recipe is that you end up with soft, flavorful rice without having to use a rice cooker, crock pot, instant pot, or stove top. Cooking rice in the oven also takes a lot of the guess work out of it and won’t leave you with hard, chewy grains.

What is Rice Consommé?

Stick of Butter Rice is also called rice consommé. Consommé refers to the sauce that the rice is cooked in, and there are a lot of different kinds, like chicken or beef consommé, and even though this recipe doesn’t use the traditional bouillon, it’s still very much in the same vein as consommé.


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In an 8×8 baking dish add the rice, onion soup, beef broth and butter, then stir well.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.


Spoonful of Stick of Butter Rice


  • Cheese: Try sprinkling Parmesan cheese over the top of the casserole when it’s still warm from the oven, or just before you put it in. If you want the Stick of Butter Rice to have a harder, crisper layer of cheese on top, add the parmesan before you put the casserole in the oven. If you want the cheese to stay light but be deliciously melty, add it when the rice is cooked but still warm.
  • Rice: You can use a variety of different grain rice in this recipe, from brown rice to wild rice. However you should NOT use instant rice for this recipe, because it will turn out dry, hard and nasty.
  • Sauces and add ins: You can experiment with the kind of broth used in Stick of Butter Rice. Try using chicken broth or veggie broth if you aren’t crazy about the flavor of beef broth.  You can also add a little sauce, like soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or cream of mushroom soup to the rice to give it a little bit of a kick. You can also stir in some mushrooms sauteed in butter to the casserole once it’s finished cooking for a meaty, hearty addition.
  • Protein: This casserole is great as a side dish, or you can mix in some protein, like pork chops or chicken breasts. If you end up going that route, you need to keep an eye on the meat and thoroughly check it to make sure it has cooked all the way through before you serve it up.


  • Is it healthy to eat rice? Yes and no. Brown rice is great for you because it has doesn’t digest as quickly, but white rice doesn’t have very much nutrition.
  • Do I need to rinse rice? It depends on the texture you want. For sticky rice like Chinese Steamed Rice, you should not rinse the uncooked rice. For recipes where you want the texture to be finer, rinse uncooked white rice before hand.



  • Serve: Don’t leave Stick of Butter Rice out at room temperature for longer than about 2 hours.
  • Store: If you keep Stick of Butter Rice properly sealed in an airtight container or in freezer bags, it should last up to about 1 week. Always let the rice cool down to room temperature completely before you put it away.
  • Freeze: You can freeze Stick of Butter Rice in a sealable container for up to 3 months. After that point, you should throw the casserole out and make another one.

Stick of butter rice in White baking dish

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Stick of Butter Rice

Stick of Butter Rice is a buttery, casserole-like side dish, with beef broth, French Onion Soup, white rice and butter that bakes into a creamy, rich holiday favorite recipe!
Yield 4 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 cup white rice , uncooked
  • 10 ounces condensed French Onion Soup
  • 10 ounces condensed Beef Broth , (or 1 ¼ cups)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , cut into cubes


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In an 8x8 baking dish add the rice, onion soup, beef broth and butter, then stir well.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. We love this rice. I double it for holiday gatherings using an 11×14 glass pyrex pan, I don’t change the temperature and there are no leftovers . When I make it for home, I add diced mushrooms and spicy sausage and serve it with a vegetable and garlic bread.

    1. The recipe is for 4 servings. Double would be 8 servings. Ingredients for 8 servings follow:
      2 cup white rice , uncooked
      20 ounces condensed French Onion Soup
      20 ounces condensed Beef Broth , (or 1 ¼ cups)
      1 cup unsalted butter , cut into cubes

  2. This was super easy and we loved it. My husband is not a rice eater, but he liked this. Pairs well with steak and baked potatoes! Will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I would like to make this for 8 people. I see I can just double the recipe but would I use 2- 8×8 pans or what size casserole or pan would you suggest? Also I’ll be using glass pans.

    1. If you decide to use a glass pan instead of two 8×8 pans, use one 9×13 pan.
      That said, the standard advice for baking in glass is to lower the oven temperature by 25°F from what the recipe calls for, and bake up to 10 minutes longer. I haven’t tested this recipe with a glass pan. Let us know how it turns out!