Friday, March 20, 2009

Orange Cashew Rice

Oranges, cashews and rice-OH MY!!
This looks like a delicious dish. I'm going to try it this weekend.

1 cup water
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 tsp. dried orange peel
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt to taste
1 cup raw basmati rice
½ cup roasted cashew pieces
¼ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
3 scallions, finely diced
1 tsp. salt
White pepper to taste
1 8-ounce can mandarin orange segments, drained well

In a sauce pot bring water, orange juice, dried orange peel, olive oil, and salt to a boil and stir in rice. Cover saucepot and simmer rice 25-30 minutes or until rice is cooked through and liquid has totally evaporated.
Empty rice into a large mixing bowl and add roasted cashew pieces, diced peppers and scallions. Just before serving season rice with salt and white pepper and add orange segments to rice, folding in gently to prevent oranges from breaking. Serves 4.

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