Orange tango rice


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A) ask the guests to help themselves to an orange each!
b) ask the guests to squeeze the orange top and mix in the juice before eating the rice...the flavor and aroma will be enhanced
c) do not keep the juice aside in a metal container .it might react with the juice and make it bitter.

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Orange tango rice recipe - How to make Orange tango rice


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Rice 1 cup
Oranges 4
Pistacchios 1 tbsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
Cloves 5-6
Cardamom 2-3
Cinnamon 2 pinches
Yellow Food color 1/2 pinch
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Sugar 3-4 tsp depending on quality of oranges
salt to taste

  1. 1) wash and soak rice for 15 mins
  2. 2) crush / thinly slice the pistacchios
  3. 3) wash the oranges, cut the tops and retain them as it is. take out the pulp from the orange body. keep the h0ollow oranges aside along with the tops
  4. 4) take the orange pulp and squeeze the juice out of it
  5. 5) put a pressure cooker on the gas, pour the ghee.
  6. 6) when hot, put in the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and the pistachios. fry for about 2 mins
  7. 7) put in the rice and fry again for a minute or two
  8. 8) put the orange juice, sugar, color, chilli powder and salt.
  9. 9) if necessary add enough water so that the liquid level is about 3/4 inch above the rice
  10. 10) close the pressure cooker and cook for about 10 - 15 mins
  11. 11) remove from heat, ;let out the steam immediately and open the cooker
  12. 12) the rice should be done. it might still have a sticky feel...the residual water will evaporate soon
  13. 13) take out an spread on a tray so that the remaining moisture dries faster
  14. 14) once it has cooled down, fill in each orange and put lid on top
  15. 15) microwave for 3-4 mins at time of serving

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This recipe was contributed by madlika on 18 Oct 2000

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