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18 December 2011

Celery Rice with Orange Zest

Bite-Sized Post No.2


Celery has to be one of the most fragrant vegetables of them all. It is possibly an acquired taste, but a tiny bit added to salads or soups does its job. I got a fresh bunch of celery with beautiful greens in my home-delivered vegetables yesterday and I wanted to use them before they wilted. This recipe is a great way to use a whole bunch of celery, which is very high on nutritive value, especially fibre.


This rice is a good variation to regular pulao, and it goes well with both Indian curries and 'continental' style baked vegetables. It is mild enough to serve to young kids too. The orange zest provides just that tinge of citrus in the background and will keep your guests guessing as to what's that mystery aroma in the  dish!


We had this with a mixed seasonal winter vegetables curry, recipe of which I shall blog soon.


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If you are lucky to find celery bunch with roots intact, chop off the stems leaving an inch of stem above the root, place in a jar of water for a week or so until new roots appear and then stick it into a pot with good soil. You will have your own supply of celery for soups and salads.

11 comments:

Athisaya Divya said...

Delicious way to have celery!

Miri said...

The orange zest seems such an interesting idea! the rice looks delicious

Pari said...

I can imagine the flavors playing on my palate. Simple and yet so delicious.


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Maayeka said...

very tempting and delicious rice,bursting with flavours...loved this..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

lovely dish...

Ranjooo said...

Wow..This is an interesting one!..Will definitely try :)
-Ranjani

Nithu Bala said...

New and interesting..,looks delicious..

subha said...

I love my celery in soups but not in salads. Cooking changes it's taste- so will definitely give this one a try. We live in bangalore too.. And hence the curious mind wants to know who home delivers fresh English veg to you....

Thanks,
Subha

Anupama said...

Hey Nandita, Coming to your blog after ages. Everything looks and sounds gorgeous and yummy as usual. Love your idea of recycling olive and jalapeno bottles for sherbet. Wish you a very happy new year

L'angolo cottura di Babi said...

Hi, I'm Babi, an italian foodblogger. I really love your photos and recipe! I'll come back very soon!

Robert Gomez said...

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