Photography: Gan Lev, styling: Oriya Geva
Photography: Gan Lev, styling: Oriya Geva

Orange Rice

Rice dotted with a sweet mixture of vegetables, raisins and of course, oranges.

Ingredients for Orange Rice

For the rice:

  • 3 3/4 cups (900 ml) water boiling
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) oil
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Persian rice
  • 8 saffron threads

For the vegetables:

  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 carrot cut into small cubes
  • 1 small sweet potato cut into cubes
  • 3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) pumpkin cut into small cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro seeds ground
  • 1/3 cup (50 grams) dark raisins
  • 2 orange wedges, cut into large cubes

Serve with:

  • 2 tablespoons parsley leaves coarsely chopped


Preparing the rice:

  • 1. In a pot, boil the water, oil and salt and then add the rice and saffron. Stir and bring to a boil again. Lower the flame, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Preparing the vegetables:

  • 2. Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the onion for 5 minutes until lightly golden. Add the carrot, sweet potato and pumpkin and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the sweet potato browns. Add ¼ cup water, lower the flame, cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften a bit.

  • 3. Add the garlic, seasonings, raisins and oranges, stir and remove from the heat.

  • 4. Transfer the warm rice to a large bowl and separate the grains with a fork. Place the vegetables over the rice and mix gently. Sprinkle the parsley on top and serve.

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This recipe is courtesy of Hashulchan.

*שמנו לב שחסרים כמה פרטים קטנים להשלמת הפרופיל שלך ב־FOODISH, אפשר להוסיף אותם בקלות בעמוד המשתמש שלך.