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Orange Rice        Veg   HT   ACC  25mins plus soaking

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350g/12oz Basmati Rice,

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 large Onion, chopped

4 Bay Leaves

5cm/2 inch piece Cinnamon Stick, split

4 Whole Star Anise

2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut

1 Orange, peeled and chopped to a pulp

Grated Zest and juice of 2 Lemons

600ml/20fl.oz.  Water

Salt and Black Pepper





1. Soak the rice in cold water for 5 minutes, then drain and rinse well under cold running water.


2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan add the onion and fry for 5-6 minutes until golden brown. Add the bay leaves, cinnamon, star anise and coconut and gently cook for a further minute.


3. Add the orange pulp to the pan with the lemon juice and rind and then stir in the rice. Cook for a further 3 minutes, then pour in the water and season well. Bring the contents of the pan to the boil then simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is just tender.


4. Turn off the heat and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid. Allow the rice to stand for 2-3 minutes.  Serve hot.




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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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