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Michael’s Favorite Oxtails with Buttered Rice

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 3 to 4 bay leaves
  • 2 large peeled and sliced into half-moons yellow onions
  • several dashes soy sauce
  • Paula Deen House Seasoning
  • 2 sliced into 2 inch pieces whole oxtails
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 stick butter
  • kosher salt


Preheat oven to 325 °F.

Trim fat from oxtails. In a broiling pan, toss oxtails with House Seasoning and soy sauce. Top with onions and bay leaves. Add water to fill pan 1/4 of the way to the top. Cover pan with foil and bake until oxtails are tender, about 2 1/2 to 4 hours. Prepare rice according to package directions, adding butter and salt, to taste. Serve rice alongside oxtails.