RICE IN A PAN (my recipe)

I prepare rice this way since I've known about myself. My mom prepared rice this way (and still does), so I inherited the recipe and I never change it. Though I've tried other recipes too, I always turn back to this one. It's fast, tasty and simple. I used to prepare it with half chopped onion at first, I would've fried the onion first, than add the rice, but I don't add onion for some time now and it's still delicious. I basically like to add onions to every dish I prepare, but sometimes I just wanna avoid the smell of fried onions.

  • 1 cup rice
  • 3,5 cups warm water
  • 1 chicken cube for soup
  • frozen mixed vegetables (green peas, corn, carrots)
  • 1 flat tbs Vegeta
  • oil 
  • black pepper, oregano, dried parsley 
*1 cup is 250 ml


  1. Add oil in a baking pan and put it on the stove to warm up. Add the rice and fry it for 5-6 minutes at medium heat. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
    When rice starts to change color, add the water and increase the temperature.
  2. Add the frozen vegetables.
  3. When water starts to boil, add the chicken cube and Vegeta. Leave to cook for several minutes and stir occasionally. Add the spices.
  4. Put to bake in a preheated oven at 250 C degrees.
  5. It needs about 20-30 minutes to bake, I never look on the clock. The whole water should be absorbed and t should form just a tiny crust on top. 
  6. After baking, cover it with aluminum foil for several minutes.
  7. Serve rice with any kind of meat, fish, chicken, pork, veal...it goes excellent with everything.