Orange Cilantro Rice Recipe -
Orange Cilantro Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Orange Cilantro Rice

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"Bright flavors meld to produce a one-of-a-kind rice dish. To really bring out the orange flavor, try using juice with lots of pulp."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in onion, and cook until tender. Mix in rice, and season with cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt. Cook and stir until rice is golden brown. Pour in orange juice and broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Remove cooked rice from heat, and gently mix in cilantro to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 06, 2006

AWESOME! Great flavor, good kick, not too much anything and a really good different way to make plain ol' rice. Works well with brown rice too--just up the liquids a bit and cook longer!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 05, 2006

We didn't have much luck with this recipe; our rice was undercooked and crunchy. If we try again, I'd cover it while cooking or cook at a higher temperature.

Jun 06, 2006

Added a little more cayenne for the kick and 1/4 cup cilantro more, it just looked better. Absolutely wonderful. Great with ginger/teriyaki glazed salmon.

Jun 01, 2009

Really good! Nice favor - a little kick, but not too much. It reminded me of a Moroccan dish. Based on what other reviewers said, I cut down the cumin to 1 tsp. and used equal parts oj and broth (1 cup each). I did need to cook it longer than the stated 20 minutes as the rice was still crunchy, even after the liquid was absorbed. Everyone who ate this dish really liked it. I'll make again.

Feb 02, 2009

Delicious!! I used pulpy orange juice which was great. Fabulous combination of flavors! I have a gas stove so I needed to add a bit more broth. Will certainly make this again!

Apr 06, 2010

Absolutely loved this fresh tasting rice. Cilantro lovers, you will really like this one! Per previous reviewers suggestion I added 1 cup chicken broth and 1 cup orange juice. The flavors were perfect. The cayene makes it. Served with Chicken Kabobs Mexicana, a a great summer entertaining combo. Many thanks!

Jul 08, 2006

I left the spices and the cilanto out, but added a cube of chicken boulin. I just threw everyhing in my rice cooker (including the raw onion) and let it do it's thing. Came out nice and sticky and wonderful. Very tasty, will deffinetly make again. :)

Dec 11, 2008

Very flavorful and delicious. Even though I love cumin I did cut it back to 1 tsp, which I found to be plenty. Otherwise followed exactly and was very happy. Aromatic and yummy. I'll be making this again. My husband loved it too. Thanks for a new spin on a rice dish!


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  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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