Easy Orange Rice Recipe

Easy Orange Rice Recipe

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This easy orange rice recipe is a fresh twist on your rice. Bright orange juice, earthy celery, and fresh herbs are added to make this rice dish exciting and inviting.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup celery with leaves, diced
  • ¼ cup shallots, or onion, finely chopped
  • cups orange juice
  • cup water
  • 2 tbsp orange zest, finely grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves, or ⅛ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
  • parsley, or cilantro, chopped, for garnish, optional


  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add celery and shallots. Saute until shallot is tender, stirring frequently. Do not brown.
  2. Add the orange juice, water, orange zest, salt, and thyme. Bring to a boil and then slowly add the rice. Stir constantly. Cover.
  3. Lower heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Leave the cover on and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.


  • Sugar: 8g
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  • Calcium: 42mg
  • Calories: 295kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 301mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 499IU
  • Vitamin C: 45mg
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