Orange Rice Pilaf

It’s citrus season here in the Phoenix, AZ area.  So when a friend offered me a bag of  beautiful oranges,  I said “yes and thank you.”  

This rice isn’t hard to make but it tastes as if you’ve been slaving all day.  Below you will find stovetop directions as well as making this in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Orange Rice Pilaf
Serves 6
A delicious rice with a light orange flavor and the crunch of almonds.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup chopped onions
  2. 1 Tbsp butter
  3. 1 cup long grain or jasmine rice
  4. 1 cup chicken broth
  5. 1/2 cup orange juice
  6. 1 tsp fresh orange peel
  7. 1/4 cup sliced or chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. STOVETOP
  2. In a skillet, saute onions and rice with butter until golden brown (3-5 minutes). Add remaining ingredients; heat to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. INSTANT POT
  4. Set to Saute. Place butter and onions and sauce until golden brown. Add remaining ingredients (except almonds). Lock lid down. Set to Manual for 4 minutes with an Instant Release. Stir in almonds.
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 My favorite things to have on hand for this recipe:

Zester

Juicer

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Strainer

Another idea:  Adding cooked chicken or shrimp to rice takes it from side dish to main dish.

Let me know if you give this a try.  I’d enjoy hearing what you thought.

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Tea Time

This weekend when I went to the mail, there was a package from The Republic of Tea waiting for me.  It was an assortment of tea I had an ordered.

 Because of my Interstitial Cystitis, coffee is not my friend so having so many new choices is pretty exciting.  A cup of tea helps make the world slow down a bit.   Here are a few of the 50 flavors that came in the Citizens’ Favorite Tea Assortment :  Toasted Coconut, Honey Ginseng, Organic Mint Leaves, Orange Blossoms, Good Hope Vanilla, Chocolate Strawberry and Cranberry Blood Orange.  I also bought a container of Organic Peppermint Bark and Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle.

 

The first one I tried was Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle.  It was yummy. Mornings heading out the door for work are going to be a little nicer with being able to choose from over 50 different flavors of tea.

Here are two ways I like to brew my tea.

Teavana Perfectea Maker

Mr Tea

I have a new travel mug on the way – staying sustainable and skipping the disposable cups with the lids.

 

When I want to fancy up my hot tea, I use the following.

Organic Apple Juice

English Toffee Liquid Stevia

Coconut Milk

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Instant Pot – Amazon Deal of the Day


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Oh Instant Pot – how do I love thee? Here is my why? – it helps me cook nutritious food in less time.  No one is more surprised than me to hear myself say this about a pressure cooker – I was fearful of what I knew about these pots of the past but I have successfully made rice, steel oats, teriyaki chicken, beefy lentil chili, whole chicken, roast, pinto beans, quinoa, cheesecake, caramel sauce, soups, yogurt, etc successfully.  No more watching rice so it doesn’t bowl over.  I can cook something and keep it warm for up to 12 hours.  I can saute my onions, etc in the same pan.  It has a slow cooker feature (haven’t used that).  It also has 10 safety features.  I bought mine when it was offered on special but knowing what I know now – I would pay full price for this appliance. I don’t say that very often.  No longer do I fear cooking with pressure – in fact, it’s taken some of the pressure of preparing meals off.

Depending on what model you decide on – this appliance has other features beside being a pressure cooker…slow cooker, saute, etc.

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