Microwave Orange Carrot Rice (Vegan)

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Recipe by the80srule

Adapted from a recipe I saw in a diabetic e-cookbook (I can't believe it originally called for orange juice in that case?!). Feel free to use sugar-free/natural OJ but since carrot juice can be rough when eaten raw, I figured this was a nice and tasty way to soak up the nutrients in it and a grocer near me sells carrot juice real cheap. I use dried orange rind that I picked up at Whole Foods plus frozen carrot rounds. The book says this yields about 6 100-calorie servings.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind
  • 12 cup fresh orange section, seeded (from about 1 orange)
  • 13 cup chopped carrot

Directions

  1. Steam the carrot chunks on the stovetop or microwave to their desired consistency.
  2. In a 2-quart microwave-safe casserole dish, combine the rice, water,.
  3. juice, oil and salt.
  4. Cover, microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir in the orange rind.
  5. Turn the bowl 1/4 turn. Microwave on high for an additional 10 minutes, turning the bowl after 5 minutes.
  6. Do not uncover the bowl after pulling it out of the microwave. Let it sit covered for an additional 10 minutes or until all of the liquids have been absorbed.
  7. Immediately before serving, fluff with a fork, add orange and carrot pieces and mix gently.

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