Orange Cilantro Rice

Orange Cilantro Rice

Made  times
Wannabe Gardener 3

"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."
I Made it Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


35 m servings 171 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * 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.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  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.


  1. 102 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

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.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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!

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 br...

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.

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!

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 wer...

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 a...

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 maki...

We really enjoyed this recipe. Easy to prepare. Went great with Mandarin Orange Chicken. Gave a 4-star due to the fact we cooked it for the amount of time stated and it was slightly crunchy. ...

This was very good. I like cumin, but 2 tsp seemed like a lot so I cut it down to one, and I'm glad I did. I also cut down a bit on the orange juice. I served it with Fig and Lemon Chicken fr...

Other stories that may interest you