Orange Rice Pilaf Recipe

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Flavorful side dish that works well with chicken or fish.
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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup celery - chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions - chopped
  • 1 cup long grain and wild rice - or just long grain rice
  • 1 cup orange juice - more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 orange - peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup almonds - toasted and slivered
  • 1 cup water
Container: large saucepan
Directions
PREP
5 mins
COOK
45 mins
READY IN
50 mins
  • In saucepan, over medium heat, cook celery and green onions in butter until tender (4-5 minutes).
  • Add rice and cook another 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add orange juice, salt and one cup water.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Reduce heat and cover, simmering the rice for approximately 30 minutes if just using long grain rice, until the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • If using long grain and wild rice mixture cook for approximately 45 minutes. If all liquid is absorbed before the rice is done, add another 1/2 cup of orange juice.
  • Continue simmering until rice is tender.
  • Shut off heat, gently stir in orange pieces and almonds.
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