Sunshine Rice 


  • 1½ Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1¼ cups celery with leaves, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • dash hot sauce
  • 1 cup long-grain white or brown rice, uncooked
  • ¼ cup almonds, slivered 


1. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery and onions and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
2. 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.
3. Stir in slivered almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish for a fish entrée. 

Makes 4 servings. 

Cook’s Note:

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

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