Saturday, September 8, 2012

Recipe of the Day

Orange Rice Pilaf

Total Prep Time: 10 mins             Total Cook Time: 20 mins


1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
1 cup canned no-salt added chicken broth
1 cup unsweetened orange juice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Tip: When cooking rice in orange juice and broth, flavor is added without fat.


Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet. Add onion; saute' until tender. Add rice to skillet; stir well. Cook, stirring constantly, approx. 2 mins. Add broth, juice, and raisins. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 25 mins or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add orange rind, salt, and pepper; toss lightly.

Provides 5 servings :   (3/4 cup)

Nutritional value oer serving:

Calories: 223 (5% from fat)
Fat: 1.3 grams
Protein: 3.8 grams
Carbs. 49.8 grams
Fiber:  1.5 grams
Sodium:  123 mg

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