Orange-Cranberry Rice Pilaf
A few seasonal ingredients make ordinary pilaf a standout side dish.
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 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.