Orange-Scented Rice from the Public Health Cookbook -- original source of recipe, public domain government resource

  • Serves: 4



  1. Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add shallots and cook while stirring for 3 – 4 minutes until they become softened.
  3. Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes until well coated, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the ginger, bay leaves, star anise and cinnamon stick.
  5. Stir in the grated rind, orange juice and raisins and mix thoroughly.
  6. Stir in the chicken stock.
  7. Raise the heat and bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 15 – 17 minutes or until rice is cooked through and liquid is absorbed.
  8. Remove from heat, uncover and discard the bay leaves, star anise and cinnamon stick.
  9. Place cover back on saucepan and let stand for about 15 minutes to rest then serve.
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