Orange-Cranberry Rice Pilaf

Published October 1, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

Rice pilaf is usually ordinary and boring. But adding interesting flavors and textures to the traditional recipe makes it a more welcome addition to any meal. While long-grain and basmati rice can be used interchangeably in many recipes, we preferred using long-grain in our Orange-Cranberry… read more

Rice pilaf is usually ordinary and boring. But adding interesting flavors and textures to the traditional recipe makes it a more welcome addition to any meal. While long-grain and basmati rice can be used interchangeably in many recipes, we preferred using long-grain in our Orange-Cranberry Rice Pilaf. The acidic orange juice caused the basmati rice to toughen, which made it difficult for the rice to absorb the recipe’s flavorful liquid.

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Serves 4 to 6

Use a vegetable peeler to obtain the wide strips of orange zest. Although you may be inclined to substitute basmati for the long-grain rice, we advise against it; basmati did not work as well.

Ingredients

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