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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

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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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hmm...well the rice won't get soft. I've added more water and OJ to it and letting it sit, but that's just weird not cooking rice in regular form. Now the instant rice makes sense. The rice was still hard and I'm sure I've messed it up by now. Good idea, but won't make again. Hate crunchy rice! - 2/10/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A great blend of flavors! This is my new favorite rice recipe - 8/8/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this as a side dish for salmon and it was perfect. Must remember to use instant rice, the uncooked rice didn't get soft. Liked the taste that was there and would make this again. - 8/6/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this and it was great and it also freezes well - 11/6/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Anything with almonds and onions is on my list... I left out the hot sauce and it was still awesome. - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this, just use brown rice in place of white,will make it again. - 9/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was just ok for me. - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would use brown rice, but very good! - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but I'd use brown rice to up the fiber content. - 1/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I Love rice dishes and they are healthy for you too. Thank you I will be trying this ne and Icopied it. - 8/7/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    if I make this recipe I would change the rice to instant and maybe prepare it before time to add. - 5/18/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can you use brown rice instead of white? I haven't tried this either but I wanted to respond to the Celery Leaves comment. Celery Leaves do NOT cause gallstones. Gallstones are caused by high fat/cholesterol in the diet. There is not a thing wrong with celery leaves so go ahead and use them! - 1/29/08

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  • Enjoyed this rice with a mild citrus flavor. Will try again - 8/21/12

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  • nice change of pace..... I also liked the fact that it was so low in sodium. Will definitely try again. - 8/8/11

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  • This was great! I modified by using sweet rice (which is sticky) and instead of OJ I used one large orange, about double the lemon juice and hot sauce, and added a handful of dried cranberries! My family and I loved it! - 3/3/10

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  • Didn't have any almonds, threw in water chesnuts for some crunch. Yummy! - 3/1/10

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  • Tasted great! - 1/31/10

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  • Will add veggies (green) as others have suggested; it will be a nice addition to fish ro pork. - 12/4/09

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  • looks awesome! - 12/3/09

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  • Edible but not worth making again. - 11/19/09

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  • Wonder if this is good to make in a rice cooker. I will definitly use 1/2brown & 1/2 white rice. I use half and half because my husband isn't a brown rice fan yet. - 11/12/09

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  • Haven't tried it yet but does sound good. Loved all the reviews - 11/11/09

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  • To the commenter TAMMYHOOPER, that information is incorrect, celery leaves actually prevent and cure kidney stones. I like to dry them and then add for a great flavoring in stew and soups, YUM! - 11/6/09

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  • SOUNDS LIKE IT WOULD BE GOOD WITH ANY MEAL - 11/6/09

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  • Thanks for sharing i will make it again very Good - 11/6/09

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  • I haven't tried the recipe for Sunshine rice yet, but I'd like to. I probably would not add that much celery. - 11/6/09

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  • This is excellent!!! - 11/6/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Different
    - 11/6/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, will try. - 9/16/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Kinda weird, but edible. - 9/7/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    really interesting recipe! - 9/7/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    No thanks! - 7/6/09

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  • Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    celery and citrus sound odd but I will try this. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy, and I love celery leaves in stuff. I will be making this. I may try the brown rice sometime as well. I love citrus flavoring in foods. - 7/6/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds interesting ... will give a try - 7/6/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this The celery leaves issue is really confusing I have eaten them for over 40 yrs no problems yet for those that have an issue you can cut the leaves out Good luck Thanks for the recipe - 7/6/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am a bit confused about serving size because if we take 1 cup of uncooked rice thanit should be 1/3 cup on uncooked rice or cooked ????????????? - 7/6/09

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  • Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will try this as I am always looking for ways to do rice however I will use brown rice & leave out the oil. - 7/6/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this but with brown rice...will let you know how it turns out. - 1/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good Recipe. Thank you for sharing. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My son loves rice dishes so will give this one a try. It sounds very good - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds awesome. Will try it very soon. - 1/29/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GOOD!! I WILL TRY THIS ONE. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    can we boil the rice then mix it with vegies and fruit juice and can we put raisins as will as almonds
    - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this, everytime I make rice it is so boring, and blah! This sounds very flavorful. Thanks! - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so yummy! I will be trying it tonight!
    Thank you for sharing! Have a great day everyone. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Those with kidney stones or problems probably shouldn't eat many celery leaves but celery is good for you and so are the leaves:
    According to Hippocrates (the father of medicine), celery calms the nerve – perhaps because of the high calcium content. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this one. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will try today for dinner. Today is fish day at my house.
    Sounds good. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good. There is enough liquid in the recipe to cook a cup of regular white rice. Just need to boil it for 20 minutes or so, and then let it stand for 5 minutes with the lid on. Will give this one a try

    - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I wonder if it would be more healthy to use brown rice. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds tasty, and refreshing. I don't like celery so would either omit or add soething else. - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! - 1/29/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this is just dreadful. Just cook the rice with chicken stock and onions... put your fish on top, then put the lemon/orange juice over the fish. - 8/14/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!!! - 8/8/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I would try this, but substitute Brown Rice for the White Rice - would probably bring the calories down and it is healthier. - 1/29/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely try this recipe - it sounds different and my meals can be so boring with the same things every day...This will definietly be my "rut breaker"..... - 1/29/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet but will. TammyHooper where in the world did you get that information about celery leaves? Prior to gall bladder surgery I did a lot of searching on what not to eat and celery leaves was never mentioned - fats, or high cholesterol foods should be avoided - 11/14/07

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I don't know about the celery leaf thing that Tammy talks about....I've used them all my life and they give salads and soups a very nice flavor boost! I like the way this recipe looks and because of the celery leaves...I'm going to make it. - 8/2/07

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Celery Leaves are not considered to be good for you. They can cause gall stones to form. - 3/15/07

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