Orange Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Orange Rice Pilaf Recipe

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This is a delicious and different way to prepare rice. I usually make this recipe whenever I have guests. It makes a fabulous side dish served with just about any entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 166 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute celery, onion and orange peel in butter until tender but not brown. Add salt. Combine orange juice and water; add to celery mixture. Bring to a boil. Stir in the rice. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Orange Rice Pilaf in Country Extra July 1996, p51

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