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West Florida Hospital

Sunshine Rice

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This citrusy rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low-sodium side dish.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/3 cup
Calories 182
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 21 mg

Servings and Times

Servings 4

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Vegetable oil 1½ tablespoons 
Finely chopped celery with leaves 1¼ cup
Finely chopped onion 1½ cups
Water 1 cup
Orange juice ½ cup
Lemon juice 2 tablespoons
Dash of hot sauce
Long-grain white rice, uncooked 1 cup
Slivered almonds ¼ cup


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery and onions and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add water, juices, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring back to a boil. Let stand covered until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish for a fish entrée.