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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Valencian Rice

While the rice dishes are certainly made throughout Spain, the paella and other aromatic rice dishes originated in Valencia. Try this delicious rice recipe from Valencia!
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Basmathi/long grain rice
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp orange rind grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter


Soak the rice in cold water for 1 hour. Drain the water and keep aside.

In a deep pan combine oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add onions to the pan and fry till golden brown. Add the soaked rice. Fry for 2 min, add water and cook on low heat.

Add the stock, orange rind, orange juice, cover with a lid and boil.

Simmer on low heat until the rice is cooked properly.

Serve hot.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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