Oven Barbecue Ribs with Rice

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Baby back pork ribs are coated in a dry rub, oven baked and then coated in a garlic based barbecue sauce. Double the flavor and melt-in-your-mouth.

Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy





  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • 1 cup White rice , long grain
  • ½ tsp Salt


  • 4 lbs Pork ribs, baby back
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Paprika, smoked
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
  • ½ tsp Cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil , extra virgin


  • 2 cups Barbecue sauce
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice and salt and return to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all liquid, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Peel off the tough membrane that covers the underside of the ribs. Place ribs on prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, cumin and chili powder.
  • Drizzle ribs with olive oil. Sprinkle seasoning over ribs and rub all over both sides. Cover ribs with foil wrap and bake for 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce, garlic, olive oil, worcestershire sauce and salt.
  • Remove ribs from oven, uncover and spread the sauce mixture over top. Increase oven temperature to 240°C / 460°F and return ribs to the oven, uncovered. Bake until edges are caramelised, about 10 to 15 additional minutes.
  • Allow ribs to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Using a fork, fluff the rice and serve with ribs.


  • If you like spice, add a pinch of cayenne powder to both spice mixture and sauce
  • If you want your ribs slightly charred, change the oven settings to broil for the final few minutes of cooking time