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Oven Baked Brown Rice (adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

3 cups Delta Blues Long Grain Brown Rice
4 2/3 cups water
4 teaspoons butter or vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Turkish bay leaves
Additional butter to taste

Directions
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse rice, shake off excess water, and spread rice and bay leaves in 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Bring water and butter to a boil, covered, in medium saucepan. Once boiling, immediately stir in salt and pour water over rice in baking dish. Cover baking dish tightly with 2 layers of aluminum foil. Transfer baking dish to oven, and bake rice until tender, about 1 hour. Remove baking dish from oven and uncover. Fluff rice with fork, add additional butter (if desired), then cover dish with kitchen towel and let rice stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and let rice stand for 5 minutes longer. Serve and enjoy.