Sarasota's Almond Citrus Rice Pilaf

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

A easy flavorful rice dish. I serve with this with many seafood dishes or just a nice side to Mexican dishes as well. Serve this with my Sweet Orange Basil Skewers With Shrimp & Scallops. It is a great compliment.

Top Review by riggsjl_9296333

This was really bad. It does however have potential. The amount of liquid for the recipe is grossly wrong and I unfortunately realized it too late to be able to salvage the recipe. I had to throw it out. Luckily I had time to make another tried and true recipe that I constructed myself, so dinner was not a complete flop. I think, however that if you take the time to read the package directions on the rice and not the recipe and remember to make it 2 pts. O.J. to 1 pt. water I think that this would be really good. I do intend to try this again and will try to write a 2nd review based on this revision. BTW I have never had to completely throw out a recipe, but do realize that it was because I was in a hurry and did not cross reference the package directions with the recipe directions on the liquid quantities even when it did not seem right to me, I consider that this flop was mostly my fault.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rice -- In a medium size sauce pan, melt the butter over medium to medium high heat and add the rice. Lightly toast the rice, not too hot, you don't want it to burn. It will take just a couple of minutes.
  2. Liquid -- Add in the broth, orange juice, garlic, thyme, and celery, and cover and cook on medium low until rice has absorbed all the water. About 15 - 20 minutes. Just follow the package directions.
  3. Seasoning -- After the rice has cooked. Remove from the stove and add in the scallions, cilantro, almonds, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 teaspoon lime juice and zest, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  4. Serve -- Serve in a nice bowl topped with a nice orange slice or some extra almonds. A great flavorful rice. ENJOY!

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