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Orange Rice Pilaf

 Orange Rice Pilaf
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.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


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