Nonna Mary’s White Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a side dish
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

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By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2012

  • About

This is the rice my mother’s mother, Nonna Mary, used to make. She called it riso pilaf, but unlike most rice pilaf recipes, this is a plain white rice. It cooks in the oven and comes out perfectly every time. You’ll need a pot that can go from the stovetop to the oven. Enameled cast iron is an ideal choice.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup White rice
  • cups


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F on the bake setting.
  2. Put the butter in a ½-quart ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, add the rice and s