Orange Rice Pilaf

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4-6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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.


  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 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


  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute celery, onion and orange zest 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.