Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Orange Rice with Caramelized Onions

Off late I had been coming across many recipes with orange in the blog world. It is long time since I bought oranges, so I picked a couple of those on my weekend grocery shopping, planning to try something new with this one. I came up with this citrus-y, tangy-sweet orange rice. It had a zesty and sparkling taste.


Ingredients:
Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Orange juice - 1/4 cup
Zest of 1 orange
Salt -  to taste
Onions - Thinly sliced - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)
For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli - 2 slit open/Red chilli flakes per taste



Method:
Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins. Cook it with a drizzle of oil, half a tsp of salt and 3 cups of water. When done, fluff it with a fork and allow it to cool in a wide plate. Caramelize the onions, by frying it in 1 tsp of oil in medium heat until it turns golden brown. When the rice is cool mix the orange zest and juice. In a small skillet/kadai, heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dhal and green chillies. Pour the seasoning over the rice and mix. Add salt as required. Serve topped with caramelized onions. You may alternatively mix the onions to the rice. This is a great quickie and a perfect lunch-box recipe.




Sending this to Twist the Traditional - Pulihora event by Satya and Only - Original Recipes event by Pari guest hosted by Nivedita.
Also sending this to Full Plate - Thursdays event by Miz Helen.












Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight hosted by Nupur of UK-Rasoi, for the month of April 2012.

40 comments:

  1. That looks very appetizing. Orange zest huh - what a nice twist. Cool presentation too!

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  2. Whoo !!this is very innovative !! sounds interesting ... nice clicks

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  3. wow.. amazing.. never thought of orange and rice.. great innovation.
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  4. yum!! Looking delicious....great combination. Presentation is superb.
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  5. Looks very yummy..perfect clicks!!

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  6. Orange and rice is looking a delicious combo... good presentation.

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  7. Looks very yummy, nice presentation.

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  8. A hearty rice dish with oranges.. Great idea :-)

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  9. Very flavourful n yummy rice!

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  10. The topping is the best part...I love caramelized onions.

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  11. wowww.. never thought of this combo.. so creative.. by the way ur chili babycorn is too tempting :)

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  12. Very yummy...I will try this for sure..I love orange...I prepared rice with apple stock once that also came out well..
    Thanks for this.

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  13. wow this sounds a new and interesting combi. Caramelized onion would make this more yummy

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. hmmmm.u r hinkin out of the box.hats off.lovely

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  15. Very new and innovative.Lovely dish dear.

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  16. Thanks for the wonderful rice entry krithi, that sure is a yummy twist to the regular pulihora rice.

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  17. Very innovative recipe.Looks so wonderful
    Started following your blog

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  18. Ma che meraviglia! Bellissima presentazione!!!
    Un abbraccio e ancora complimenti

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  19. Wow nice twist to the pulihora....I like oranges a lot so will definetly try...
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    Ankita
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

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  20. Orange with rice ... Thats a different and tangy combi dear...

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  21. Flavorful,fabulous an yummy rice dish.

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  22. Very inviting..loved the topping very much.

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  23. Very innovative....caramelised onion wud really make it superb...

    FunWidFud

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  24. very tempting for sure!....very innovative too...
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  25. Very innovative dish... like the combination !!

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  26. Lovely presentation and good innovation with orange and rice...

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  27. wow this sounds a new and interesting combi. Caramelized onion would make this more yummy. 3D ultrasounds

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  28. yummylecoius /..lukin gorgeous...

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  29. nice clicks..looks so flavorful and yummy!!

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  30. This is such an intersting combination of flavors! I have never tried orange with rice!

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  31. Hi Krithi,
    What a great combination of flavor and with the caramelized onions oh yum...this is a lovely presentation for a very special luncheon or dinner. Thank you so much for sharing at Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  32. Wow...very yummy and lovely presentation!!!!

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  33. Just now was wondering whether any orange juice can be added to rice, after seeing another fruit juice being used at a blog. And what do I see here? Orange rice. :) Great clicks.

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  34. looks so inviting!!! Would love to try them!

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  35. Fascinating. I wonder what the combination is like :) Very creative presentation Krithi...


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