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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.1
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 33.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Sunshine Rice


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Introduction

This citrusy rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low sodium side dish. This citrusy rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low sodium side dish.

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped celery with leaves
    • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onion
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • dash hot sauce
    • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
    • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

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Directions

1. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery and onions and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.



2. Add water, juices, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring back to a boil. Let stand covered until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.



3. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish for a fish entrée.



Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1/3 cup





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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I followed the recipe as given, only substituting crushed chilies for the hot sauce and using instant white rice. I found the citrus to be a bit overpowering and would add maybe half of the orange juice next time. Otherwise it was very enjoyable. - 2/28/09

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  • Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Mixed review: I loved it because I REALLY like citrus. I won't make it again because my family did NOT like it... So, I averaged the rating, weighted toward my opinion. Conclusion: if you don't like citrus, don't bother. - 2/26/09

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I used Brown rice and frozen brocolli spears. Was very good that way. - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was great! I read all the ratings comments, first, though, so I knew to use Uncle Ben's Instant Brown rice--it cooks in 10 min. So no problem on the liquid amount. Interesting blend of flavors and textures! - 1/30/09

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    this was great it was a nice change: my husbanb added scrambed eggs to his he needed extrs cal and protein! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We used brown rice and had to add a bit more liquid to get the consistency right. We've used it as a side to both chicken and fish. DH says it's his new favorite - 2/3/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Made a few changes to make it yummier and healthier:
    Added frozen peas, carrots, green bell peppers, and red pepper.
    Used brown rice instead of white
    Fried Super Firm Tofu chunks in olive oil and Cajun Seasonings and added it to the mix (to replace fish, since I'm vegan)
    Ended up delicious! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love this! I just fried the rice in the oil with the onion and celery after they softened. Then turned down to low and covered for 20 minutes after putting in the liquid. I think people are confused by the directions a bit. I will try brown rice next time, but this is fantastic rice!! - 2/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I would use brown rice for a lower calorie intake and nutrition boost. I think if you mix in some white beans or chick peas, this could be a meal in itself. - 1/29/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I found the citrus to be too stong. The look was also unappealing (boring). My family said it was edible but wouldn't want me to cook it again. - 8/23/07

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am a rice lover and I found this to be a very refreshing change to the usual brown rice. If your rice comes out hard, you haven't used enough liquid. Next time, add a little extra water and try boiling the water in the tea kettle before putting it in with the rice. - 7/10/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    there is not enough liquid in this though, we had to add extra (half water and half OJ) twice. I think the instant is the way to go. (Some people are raised with instant rice, maybe thats the situ.) Otherwise very good!! - 10/1/08

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I liked it but my family didn't. I will make it for me only, I guess. They didn't like the citrus flavor. - 1/29/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tasty and different for us. - 9/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I believe this recipe should call for INSTANT rice. Both white and brown are available. - 8/2/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just a little different from plain rice, lovely - 8/2/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like the mix of onion and citrus taste - 2/22/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very nice change for rice I will make again - 9/7/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have orange juice so I used mango flavored ice tea. I did have fresh lemon. My husband loved it. He does like citrus though. I also added green peppers chopped up with the onions and celery, but I don't think it added any flavor. - 8/2/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy - but will use brown rice as this is the only rice we eat here - thanks for the recipe! - 7/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delish! I used instant brown rice, veggie stock for orance juice and add lemon and lime basil for the fruity flavor. Also switched the onion out for a little garlic cuz I don't like onion. - 7/12/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like the name. I prefer sweet over spicy, so I'm going to try keeping the orange juice and almonds, but add raisins and use it as a breakfast dish. - 7/7/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great with fish or any white meat. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very very tasty!! A definite addition to our family menus! - 2/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    good :) - 1/5/09

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