The nutty taste of brown and wild rice is paired with fresh orange which gives this dish an extra burst of flavor. Wild Rice with Oranges is great as a side dish or add shredded cooked chicken and serve as a main dish!
1 package (6 oz.) brown and wild rice mix
2 oranges, peeled, separated into segments, then halved
1/3 cup chicken or beef broth
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup each bite sized strips red and green bell peppers
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
freshly ground pepper to taste
Prepare rice mix according to package directions, cooking in unsalted water.
In a skillet heat a few tablespoons of chicken broth. Sauté onion in broth 3 minutes, add bell peppers and more broth if necessary, stir in orange zest, sage and pepper. Sauté 3 to 4 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.
When rice is done, stir in orange half segments and vegetable mixture, heat through and serve.