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Orange Rice

 Orange Rice
Orange juice, thyme, onion and celery give this dressed-up side dish a nice blend of flavors. It's a pleasant accompaniment to pork chops, Cornish game hens and chicken.—Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute celery in butter until tender. Add the remaining
  • ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Yield: 4-6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 213 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 484 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.