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    Sweet Rice With Orange Rind

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 40 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs 20 mins

    Elisabetta47's Note:

    From Madhur Jaffrey. Doesn't this sound like a wonderful Thanksgiving or Christmas side? Prep time doesn't include soaking the rice.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 cups rice, long grain
    • 2 carrots, medium
    • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
    • 1 orange peel, all, no pith
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup almonds, blanched & slivered
    • 1/2 teaspoon saffron or 1/4 teaspoon yellow liquid food coloring
    • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash the rice in several changes of water and drain.
    2. 2
      Put in bowl with 5 cups water and soak for 1 hour.
    3. 3
      Drain in a sieve set over a bowl.
    4. 4
      Peel carrots & cut into 1/8" diagonal slices, then slice lengthwise into 1/8" julienne strips.
    5. 5
      Melt butter in wide, flame & oven-proof 3-quart pot with tight-fitting lid over medium flame.
    6. 6
      Add carrots & stir for 5 minute.
    7. 7
      Remove carrots with slotted spoon & set aside. Put pot aside as well.
    8. 8
      Cut orange peel into 2" by 1/8"strips & put in pot with 4 cups water.
    9. 9
      Bring to a rolling boil then immediately invert the pot into a colander set in the sink & rinse under cold water.
    10. 10
      Return the peel & 4 cups water back into the same pot and repeat the blanching process a second time, draining & rinsing as before.
    11. 11
      In a heavy saucepan, combine the peel, sugar, almonds & saffron & 1/2 cup water.
    12. 12
      Bring to a boil, reduce & simmer gently for 30 min., stirring often.
    13. 13
      Add carrots & raisins & simmer 5 minute being careful not to burn. The mixture should be thick & syrupy. Leave in a warm place.
    14. 14
      Preheat oven to 325°.
    15. 15
      Return pot with butter to medium heat & add drained rice.
    16. 16
      Stir & fry for 5 min., reducing heat if it sticks.
    17. 17
      Add 2 2/3 c water & the salt.
    18. 18
      Stir gently & cook until the water has evaporated.
    19. 19
      Quickly spread the orange peel mixture over the rice, cover tightly & place in oven for 25 minute.
    20. 20
      Stir the rice gently to mix before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Rice With Orange Rind

    Serving Size: 1 (107 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 388.7
     
    Calories from Fat 95
    24%
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 309.5 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 69.0 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    8%
    Sugars 27.6 g
    110%
    Protein 5.3 g
    10%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    orange peel

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