Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cooking with Orange juice

My friend Stephen in New Jersey teases me because I like to cook things in orange juice.  I have cooked yams sliced up in orange juice and I like to use it to cook rice in once in a while. 

When I do the rice, I use:

Two cups of orange juice,
1 cup of washed basmati rice (yes, I rinse it under cold water using a sieve),
I add 1 tbsp of butter,
A dash of salt (I would use about a teaspoon, but I'm supposed to be cutting back because of the high blood pressure)

Then depending on my mood I will add various complimentary spices such as:

2 tablespoons of mild to medium curry
1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon of hot pepper seeds
2 teaspoons of tumeric and cumin

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