Orange Scented Rice – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe

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(makes 4 servings)

Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Orange-Scented Rice
small bullet 2 tablespoons butter
small bullet 4 shallots, minced
small bullet 1 cup Basmati rice*, washed
small bullet 1 inch fresh ginger, smashed and finely chopped
small bullet 2 bay leaves
small bullet 2 star anise
small bullet 1 cinnamon stick
small bullet Grated rind and juice of 1 medium orange**
small bullet 1 tablespoon raisins, chopped
small bullet 1-1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
small bullet salt and pepper, to taste***
Directions:
1. Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook while stirring for 3-4 minutes until they become softened.
2. Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes until well coated, stirring constantly.
3. Add the ginger, bay leaves, star anise and cinnamon stick.
4. Stir in the grated rind, orange juice and raisins and mix thoroughly.
5. Stir in the chicken stock. Raise the heat and bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 15-17 minutes or until rice is cooked through and liquid is absorbed.
6. Remove from heat, uncover and discard the bay leaves, star anise and cinnamon stick. Place cover back on saucepan and let stand for about 15 minutes to rest then serve.

 

NOTES:* Raw rice often comes with a layer of starch. Wash the rice to remove extra starch before cooking it. Place rice in a medium sized bowl in a sink and add cold water until well covered. Wash your hands with soap and water then dry. Grab the rice and rub between your hands within the water, drain the water thoroughly and repeat if necessary.

** Before grating, wash the outside of the orange rind with warm water and soap to remove any leftover germs from customer handling at the store.

**Nutrition Facts calculated without extra salt

 

TEXT VERSION OF NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (184 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 271
Calories from fat 59
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 88 mg
Total Carbohydrates 47 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%

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