Orange and Cranberry Rice Pilaf

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

This is an extremely flavorful rice pilaf and if you love the taste of curry & marmalade you will most definitely enjoy this. However, if you are not used to working with curry I suggest a small amount be added and then taste as to whether you want more curry or not.

This is a unique rice pilaf and I was trying a few different things with this dish but posted my final recipe for you. As you read in the notes you will see what I tried adding and what I deleted.

I look forward to trying it again one more time before I present it as a dish for the holidays.

Let me know what you think if you make this and if you custom it at all. I am trying to perfect this one.


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Serves:

4 - 6 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3/4 c
chopped celery
1/2 c
onion
3 Tbsp
butter
1 c
uncooked long grain rice
2 1/2 c
chicken broth
1 c
chopped fresh mushrooms (white)
1/3 c
slivered almonds, toasted (i only had sliced but wanted slivered)
2 Tbsp
orange marmalade
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
celery salt
1/4 - 1/2 tsp
curry---if you are not used to cooking with curry put 1/4 teaspoon
1/3 c
sweetened dried cranberries
2 Tbsp
minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp
orange zest

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan saute celery and onion in butter till tender. Remove from pan and set aside. Now saute your mushrooms till tender and set aside.

I love the color of the sauteed veggies.
2
Now brown your rice in a pan for about 5 minutes and then cook as directed on box (15 minutes usually) but with your chicken broth and spices. When rice is finished add your sauteed veggies, cranberries and your marmalade.
3
Stir in your parsley last and then plate it. Add your orange zest for garnish.
I set the nuts in a bowl on the table for those who can have them and want them. Mainly cause my husband can't have them.
4
Now this is not how I made this tonight. I added all the sauteed veggies and cranberries in the rice while cooking. Well, I really am disappointed with how my dish looks....yes, I am. I am posting though I am disgusted. I prefer the brightness and crunch of slightly sauteed celery and I love the mushrooms freshness too. So, it only makes sense to me to add them last; however, if you don't care about crunch and brightness just add them into your rice while cooking.

Oh, and I also tried adding 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice in place of the chicken broth. That must of changed the color of the rice....no didn't like that either. LOL

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy