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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Tremendous Orange Citrus Rice

This unimaginable citrus rice is flooded with orange juice, flecked with celery and carrots, and boosted with a packet of French onion dip combine. It’s lovely, scrumptious, and if you happen to’re in a rice or grain rut, it is simply the factor to get you out of it. This Tremendous Orange Citrus Rice can be the right base for a rice bowl, and I like utilizing leftovers the following day for a citrusy-y tackle fried rice.

Super Orange Citrus Rice in a Serving Bowl
I cook dinner rice a pair instances per week. Half the time I’ll make it straight and easy – water, rice, and a little bit of salt. The opposite instances I like to combine it up with totally different broths, infusions, and favourite flavors, substances and textures. A whole lot of you understand how a lot I love rice scenario – I included an entire part of concepts behind Tremendous Pure Easy. I additionally consistently revisit Bryant Terry’s Wonderful Inexperienced Rice, this Congee with Brown Rice and Turmeric, and this herby rice scenario. Not too long ago, this tremendous orange citrus rice has been in high-rotation. Listed here are the small print!Super Orange Citrus Rice in a Kitchen on a Counter

Citrus Rice Inspiration

One of many issues I like about flea markets, property and yard gross sales is discovering and searching outdated cookbooks. I come throughout quite a bit of neighborhood cookbooks, and all the time have my eyes peeled for books which can be particular, uncommon, and/or regionally particular. At the moment’s recipe was impressed by a cookbook I picked up a couple of years in the past, printed by Sunkist in 1968. It’s cover-to-cover recipes which can be citrus impressed – be aware the sub-title: lemons, tangerines – citrus treasures of the west – oranges, grapefruits. 

A couple of of the recipes caught my consideration. Particularly, there’s an orange rice recipe that requires “on the spot minced onions.” I imagined that might add a pleasant seasoning ingredient to a citrus rice. I are inclined to hold French onion soup combine available to make the French Onion Strata in Tremendous Pure Easy, and have dehydrated onions in my pantry as properly.  At the moment’s recipe developed from there. I like the way in which the onion helps counter the sweetness of the orange juice, retaining the entire dish squarely within the savory camp.
Super Orange Citrus Rice Surrounded by Plates and Ready to Eat
Super Orange Citrus Rice Surrounded by Plates and Ready to Eat

What Sort of Rice to Use?

I’ve been utilizing brown basmati rice for this recipe. Quick grain brown rice also needs to work, you may want to regulate the cooking time a bit although. I’ve examined a mix of half brown basmati with half white basmati and it wasn’t nice. Unsurprisingly, the white grains actually blew out and over cooked whereas the brown rice grains completed cooking.

The final rule of thumb right here is sure, you may possible use your favourite rice, no matter it’s. You must merely regulate the quantity of liquid and cooking time in line with no matter you sometimes use for two cups of rice. So, for instance, if you happen to’re utilizing 2 cups of white rice, cut back the orange juice and water referred to as for within the recipe from 4 cups to three cups (or 3 1/4 cups whole liquid). Hope that is sensible. It’s a good distance of claiming you may possible make this with success with no matter rice you’ve got available.

Super Orange Citrus Rice Surrounded by Plates and Ready to Eat

Make Citrus Rice right into a Meal

You’ll be able to simply add one other hearty ingredient to this rice and make a one bowl meal. You see the citrus rice pictured right here topped with a little bit of merely marinated, baked tofu. It is simply slabs of thinly sliced extra-firm tofu tossed in 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon wasabi paste, and a pair of teaspoons soy sauce and baked till golden in a 375F oven. Wasabi paste may be difficult to return by, and after I’m out of it I’ll substitute a favourite curry paste or tobanjan paste. Throw some broccoli or cauliflower florets into the oven with the tofu for some added veg. And, you need to completely use leftovers on this Herbed Rice Salad with Peanuts!

Alternately, I prefer to make a skinny omelette with an egg or two, slice it thinly, and use that instead of the tofu. And earlier than I overlook, in case your celery is additional leafy, you’ll want to make your individual celery salt! It is actually fantastic on this rice, but in addition on all kinds of soups and salads.

Leftover Concepts

This recipe makes quantity of citrus rice, and we frequently have leftovers. It’s SO good the following day, good for a fast fried rice for lunch, or simple dinner. The citrus ingredient is admittedly improbable and sudden if you happen to aren’t within the know. 

For those who’re on the lookout for extra rice recipes I’ve so many concepts. Chuckle/cry. Be sure you do that inexperienced rice, my favourite mushroom casserole,  and this vegetarian tackle paellaI additionally love cooking with quinoa, cooking with lentils. Take pleasure in! -h

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