Orange ginger rice – Rice cooked with orange, ginger and cardamom
My parents are over from Scotland visiting us at the moment and my Mum has taken over the kitchen. She is great for ensuring no food goes to waste and creates delicious meals with any food that looks like it is on the way out. I had a surplus of oranges this week so this is one of the many dishes she created with them. The inspiration behind this orange ginger rice comes from my coconut and lime rice recipe. I have loved that recipe for a long time now and the boys really like it too.
This orange ginger rice is seriously delicious. Whether you serve this along side a stir fry / curry or add some veggies through it I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed. I think the flavours work really well together and I do think that it will appeal to kids.
Most kids love their carbs and I find it a great way to introduce new flavours or foods. They are much more willing to try new foods if they can recognise something on their plate that they love. You could add chopped veggies, shredded chicken and a few orange segments to this dish to make a complete meal or serve it along side your favourite dishes as you would plain rice.
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Orange and Ginger Rice
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 cup (175g) Basmati Rice
- 1 tbsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cups (500 ml) veggie / chicken stock
- 1 orange
- Heat oil, reduce to a medium heat and add spices. Stir for 30seconds before adding the rice, soy sauce and stock.
- Take the zest from the orange and add it to the rice. Then halve the orange put it in the pan flesh side down.
- Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 mins or until the liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove the orange from the pan and allow it to cool. Leave the rice to sit for a further 5 minutes.
- When the orange is cool enough to handle, squeeze out the jammy pulp and fork it through the rice.