This is probably the best rice dish I have ever made! I made this for a group of friends and they all raved about it. I only used half an orange zest as mentioned below in other comments but i think i could have used the whole orange. I made the rest of it the same as the recipe and don't think anything else needed changing.
This is one of the best rice recipes on this site! I could have just eaten this as my meal. I decreased the orange zest as K9 Owned recommended because I think any kind of zest can over power the dish; I used half of a medium orange for the zest. I put a litte less than a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon because I am not a big fan of cinnamon. I served this with Tuna Skewers With Moroccan Spices and Chermoula but the rice was the winning dish for me. Made for ZWT9 for the Gourment Goddesses July 2013.
Yum, this is delicious! We loved the use of fruits and the almonds - so flavorful! Thanks for sharing. ZWT9
I made this tonight to go along with North African lamb chops and this was the best part of the meal. Yup, the chops took a back seat! I reduced the amount by half. I wouldn't change a single thing. it's already perfect. :D
I just LOVED this rice!!! I used Basmati rice and whole raw almonds that I toasted. My oranges were the size of grapefruits so I used the peel from 1/2 of an orange. Next time (there will be many, many times) I will reduced the orange zest as I found that it dominated the dish. I had intended to scale it back for two but went ahead with the entire quantity. I am so glad I did because I could not quit eating this rice. I had it for lunch, for snacks and for dinner again the following day. Thank you so much for my new favorite rice dish! Made on behalf of the Looney Spoon Phoodies ~ ZWT6
ok i made this puppy in rice cooker grated carrots and used 2 green onions and raisins really easy no fuss only 1/2 tablespoon oil though
Ooh, we loved this! A VERY overdue NA*ME Tag.
Nice, quick & easy recipe. I used whole almonds with skins on because I couldn't be bothered skinning them, other wise faithfully followed the recipe. Next time I will add additional salt as I felt it needed more. Maybe my chicken stock was not quite salty enough. Had it as a main course with steamed cauliflower on the side. Well worth making. Made for Aussie / Kiwi Recipe swap # 27
A nice side dish! I enjoyed the sweetness from the raisins and used sliced almonds. Thank you!