Citrus Rice

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 08, 2022
Rice is favored in my family so I make this pleasant, citrus side dish often.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 233 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.