Orange Scented Rice

(makes 4 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Orange Scented RiceIngredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Basmati rice, washed (choose brown if
  • available, may require longer cooking time)
  • 1” fresh ginger, smashed and minced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Grated rind and juice of 1 medium orange (Before grating, wash the outside of the orange rind with warm water and soap)
  • 1 tbsp raisins, chopped
  • 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (Nutrition Facts calculated without extra salt)


  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook while stirring until they become softened (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add the rice and cook until well coated (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly.
  • Add the ginger, cinnamon stick, star anise and bay leaves.
  • Stir in the grated rind, orange juice and raisins and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in the chicken broth (or vegetable). Raise the heat and bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until rice is cooked through and liquid is absorbed (about 15-17 minutes).
  • Remove from heat, uncover and discard the cinnamon stick, star anise and bay leaves. Place cover back on saucepan and let stand for 15 minutes to rest then serve warm.

Make 4 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving(¼ of recipe (184 g)): 271 Calories, 6 g Protein, 47 g carbohydrates, 1 g Dietary Fiber, 7 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 16 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium


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