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Citrus Rice Recipe
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Rice is favored in my family so I make this pleasant, citrus side dish often.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 233 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 482 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute celery and onions in butter until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add the orange juice, water and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  3. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in orange pieces; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Orange Rice Pilaf in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p162

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"I really liked how easy this rice was to make and how flavorful this dish was."

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