Fragrant Orange Rice Salad

I'm not a fan of cold rice, so I recommend serving this salad lukewarm, but if you don't mind cold rice, go ahead and serve it from the refrigerator. If serving this cold, allow the flavors to warm just a bit - they are really delicious.


Cook the rice with two cups of water and 1 tsp. salt in a rice cooker until barely done. When just done, spread out on a cookie sheet to cool.

Mix together olive oil, garlic powder, orange zest, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, olives, and oregano. Please do not use dried oregano; the flavor of fresh oregano is amazing!

Add the oil mixture to the rice, toss with orange segments and almonds. Let this sit for about 15 minutes to blend the flavors. Serve with grilled chicken or meatballs.
Serves 5-6.

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