Orange Persian Rice

Total Time
10 mins
25 mins

Adapted from the Southern Heritage Company's Coming Cookbook, one of Mary Lily Flagler's dinner party recipes, served at Whitehall in Palm Beach, Florida.

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  1. Melt butter in a small dutch oven, or medium sized sauce pan, over medium heat.
  2. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice is lightly browned.
  3. Add salt, raisins, red pepper flakes, grated ginger-root, chicken broth, and orange juice.
  4. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Add fresh parsley (optional), grated orange zest, and toasted almonds.
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5 5

This is a splendid side dish. I wouldn't change a thing. Made for Photo Tag Game. :)

5 5

Yummy stuff.. I made this with sweet butter (unsalted), Basmati rice from a Persian grocers which I rinsed and soaked about 30 minutes before beginning, sea salt to taste, Thompson raisins and yellow raisins for more colour, a small dash cayenne pepper powder instead of red pepper flakes, home made chicken stock, the optional fresh parsley, plus the rest of the ingredients. I served this with Joojeh Kabob (Persian Style Grilled Chicken), recipe#593927 and Fastest Ayran Ever with freshly squeezed lemon and dried mint added for a good meal. I might make this again. Made for "I've saved all these recipes!" March Diabetic Tag.

5 5

Wonderful rice dish! I used ghee in place of the butter but otherwise didn't change a thing. And we will make this again for sure, it's so yummy :) Thanks for posting!<br/>Made for Sweet December Game.