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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Remove cooked rice from heat, and gently mix in cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts

170.9 calories; 3.4 g protein; 34.6 g carbohydrates; 3.6 mg cholesterol; 208.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (86)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2006
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/05/2006
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. Read More
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109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
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! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2006
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2008
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. Will increase cooking time next time around but we will definitely be saving the recipe to make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2007
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 from this site and the two dishes went together very nicely. I will definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/05/2006
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. Read More
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