Oven-Baked Rice ( Muammar )

A traditional Egyptian dish

It is a traditional Egyptian dish, they used to serve it in the country sides more than in big cities as in the past women in the countryside are used to bake bread at home and after they finish, they prepare Oven-baked rice (Muammar) which is an easy dish to put it in the  preheated oven. Also in some of the countryside are used to serving it at night which is just before the wedding ceremony.

Oven-Baked  Rice ( Muammar )-In three different ways
Oven-Baked Rice (Muammar).

preparing time 5 minutes.
cooking time 20 -25 mins.
servings 3-4 persons.
Recipe 1: Oven-baked rice with milk.


  • Short grain rice (one cup).
  • Milk (two cups of hot milk).
  • Salt.  
  • Butter (one full tbsp).


  1. Wash the rice carefully.
  2. Use a pottery casserole (it will be better if you have one, if not you can use a glass or a ceramic one).
  3. Add the rice to the pot. 
  4. pour the milk over the rice.
  5. Add your salt.
  6. Add the butter on the top
  7. put it in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes then you can lower the heat to 180 for 20 minutes.
Recipe 2: Oven-baked rice with chicken liver and gizzard.

Ingredients of recipe 2

  • One small onion.
  • Chicken liver and gizzard.
  • Rice (one cup short grain).
  • Milk (two cups of hot milk).
  • Salt.  
  • Butter (one full spoon).

Directions of recipe 2

  1. Chop the small onion and stir it  in the spoonful of butter. 
  2. Add the chopped chickens' liver and gizzard to it, a pinch of the slat, and black pepper.
  3. Add the rice and stir it with the liver and gizzard for a while.  
  4. Add the milk.
  5. Add the butter on the top.
  6. Put in the oven for 15 minutes on high heat, then 20 minutes on lower heat.
Recipe 3:Oven-baked sweet rice.

Ingredients of recipe 3

  • Rice (one cup short grain).
  • Milk (two cups of hot milk).
  • Sugar.
  • Butter(one full spoon).

Directions of recipe 3

you will follow all the above instructions in recipe 1 only add sugar instead of salt also you can add some raisins and a small pinch of cinnamon to the rice.
At the last 10 minutes in the oven spread a little of sugar on the top to give a caramelized taste. 
It is a sweet dish, very delicious and the caramelized sugar on the top makes it a unique sweet dish. It is very preferable for children. 

Pieces of Advice:.
  1. You can use a spoonful of fresh cream instead of a spoonful of butter on top of the rice.
  2. You can cook it in the Air Fryer as I did it will take less time than in the oven. 
  3. You need to use a big casserole, the ingredients have to reach only half of the casserole as the rice will increase and the milk will boil in the oven, if the casserole is small the milk will come out of the casserole and it will be a big mess.

In conclusion, oven-baked rice is a simple and delicious way to prepare rice that yields perfect results every time. By baking the rice in the oven, you can achieve a perfectly fluffy and tender texture without the need to constantly monitor and stir the pot. Additionally, oven-baked rice is versatile and can be flavored with a variety of spices and ingredients to suit your taste preferences. 

Whether you're making a simple side dish or a more elaborate rice-based casserole, oven-baked rice is a reliable and tasty option that is sure to impress. So next time you're looking for a fuss-free way to prepare rice, give oven-baked rice a try and see for yourself how easy and delicious it can be!


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