My dad was recently telling me about a minute rice commercial from the 80’s that featured rice that was cooked in orange juice instead of water. I was immediately intrigued as I had never heard of this concept before and I wanted to try making this for myself. Many of the recipes I found were very simple and bland so I added some spices to round it out.
Once the rice is cooked in the orange juice, it takes on a subtly sweet and fresh flavor. I made my own juice by pressing about 12 oranges, but you can definitely use store-bought. If you want a less intense orange flavor, you could adjust the amounts of orange juice to broth ratio. I paired my rice with a Caribbean inspired plate and the combination went together really well.