The Very Best Confetti Rice Recipe -
The Very Best Confetti Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

The Very Best Confetti Rice

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"Rice tossed with dried fruit, nuts, orange zest and green onions. It's very colorful and very tasty. You can use lemon or orange zest, raisins or dried cranberries, and any kind of nut you prefer. It's a recipe that's easy to mold to your tastes. The way I wrote it here is my favorite combination and always a hit with guests."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place the rice in a saucepan, and bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir the orange zest, cranberries, almonds, and green onions into the rice until blended.
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Nov 23, 2009

I made just a couple of tweaks and this was really good. I added some minced onion and a little salt to the water when I cooked the rice. I toasted the slivered almonds in a dry skillet until they were browned before I added them to the cooked rice with the remaining ingredients. It made a nice change from plain rice.

Oct 04, 2013

I loved the recipe for both the final result and for the easy prep. In my book it's a keeper and it goes well with "Curry Grilled Chicken" (another quick and easy recipe).


6 Ratings

Jul 21, 2009

This was very good (with the changes/additions I made). I have made it with both jasmine rice and basmati rice. I used chicken broth to cook the rice in, add fresh garlic a little ginger and some cilantro to the dish. Very good!

Feb 17, 2011

Totally fantastic! I use toasted almond slivers. The family loves this. It goes great with orange chicken. This is real keeper.

Nov 24, 2013

Well I modified the recipe also, adding extra slivered almonds, and for the fruit I used a combination of golden raisins, dried cranberries and dried goji berries to equal one cup total. It was a little bland to my taste, so I added some McKay's Chicken seasoning, and then the flavor popped! Am thinking of also adding some finely chopped celery to add more flavor and texture. This will be a favorite for sure!


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

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

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