Orange Thyme Rice

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"This is a quick way to 'jazz up' plain rice. Works just as good with white, brown, blends, or wild rice. And don't be afraid to try more combinations. Add chopped nuts, and dried fruit too. I have also used apple preserves or jelly, currant jelly; and apricot as well. So, as you can see - there are many combinations you could create."

Original recipe yields 3 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (186 g)
  • Calories 245.7
  • Total Fat - 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 163.7 mg
  • Sodium - 62.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 8.9 g
  • Calcium - 31.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

First ... I normally cook my rice in broth. It adds lots of flavor - but, not necessary. Also, I usually add a teaspoon of butter to my rice if served plain; but, if there is a sauce to go with it - I usually don't add the butter.

Step 2

Rice ... Cook the rice according to package directions. Again, I like to use broth, but water is just fine. Add the thyme sprigs in with the rice as it cooks.

Step 3

Flavor ... Once the rice is cooked; remove the thyme sprigs, fluff with a fork, add the orange marmalade, scallions - and, toss to combine.

Step 4

Serve and ENJOY! ... Now, it's ready to serve. However, if you wanted to make it a 'bit more' special; try adding slivered almonds, or macadamia nuts. Shredded toasted coconut, or dried cranberries and pecans. The point is - the flavored cooking liquid, along with the sweetness of the marmalade, really adds TONS of flavor, with NO work. And, turns plain rice, into something special.

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