Sunshine Rice

This citrus rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low sodium side dish.


  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-1/4 cup finely chopped celery with leaves
  • 1-1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • dash hot sauce
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  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery and onions and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.

Add water, juices, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring back to a boil. Let stand covered until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Stir in almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish for a fish entree

Servings: 4
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
25 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Spark People Recipe

By LRP from LWL, MA

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March 28, 20101 found this helpful

The hot sauce for spicing makes this sound really good and I'll give it a try :-)

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March 28, 20100 found this helpful

I am going to give this a try too. It sounds good.


I saw tonight on TV that Applebee's advertised something similar with Tilapia. Thanks for the recipe.

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