Easy Orange Flavored Rice

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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

This orange flavored rice is good with chicken, pork, or ham. It goes well with fish and seafood as well. Add some steamed peas or peas and carrots to the rice just before it's done.

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What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced celery with leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 dried leaf thyme, or to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat; add celery and onion. Cook until onion is tender but not brown.
  2. Add the water, orange juice, orange zest, salt, and thyme. Bring to a boil; slowly stir in rice.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for 25 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 292
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 16 mg
Carbohydrates 48 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)