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Citrus Rice

 Citrus Rice
Rice is favored in my family so I make this pleasant, citrus side dish often.
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute celery and onions in butter until tender.
  • Add rice; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the heat. Gently stir in orange pieces; sprinkle with
  • almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
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.