The Very Best Confetti Rice

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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35 m servings 239 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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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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 th...

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).

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 som...

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

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...

Easy and tasty. I made it without the onions. It doesn't have any oil or butter, so it is low-fat. Next time I will toast the almonds or use pecans or walnuts.

Hubby & I both liked this recipe, but I found the orange zest overpowering. I made it as written but I toasted the almonds before adding to the rice. Next time I'll reduce the the orange zest ...

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