Orange rice
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (with leaves)
  • 1/4 cup shallots (finely chopped, or onion)
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (finely grated)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (or about 1/8 teaspoon dried leaf thyme)
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • Optional: parsley or cilantro, for garnish (chopped)
  1. 1.Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; add the celery and shallots. Cook until the shallot is tender, stirring frequently. Do not brown.
  2. 2.Add the orange juice, water, orange zest, salt, and thyme, if using. Bring to a boil and then slowly add the rice, stirring constantly.
  3. 3.Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low; simmer for 20 minutes. Leave the cover on and let the rice stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.
Can be paired with any main entree