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Holiday Rice

  • Holiday
  • Vegetarian
  • Stovetop
  • Sides & Stuffing
  • Long Grain & Wild
  • Flavored Grains
  • Easy
  • 30 - 45 MIN
  • Servings
  • Prep
    30–45 min
  • Sweet


About This Dish

Every day is a holiday when you serve this classic recipe. No need to wait for an actual holiday; try it tonight.


  • 1 box UNCLE BEN’S® Long Grain & Wild Rice, Original Recipe
  • 2-1/4 cups water 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 2 cups chopped leeks (white part only)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 large clove garlic, passed through a press 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  •  1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon  


  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, add rice, spice packet and 1/2 tablespoon butter. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 25 minutes.
  2. Melt remaining butter in a large skillet. Add leeks and cook, stirring, over medium heat for 15 minutes until soft and golden. Add orange juice, lemon juice, sage and garlic. Cook over high heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cooked rice to skillet and stir 1 minute until rice is hot. Add cinnamon, and salt and pepper to taste.


Amount per serving (6 total)

Calories: 160
Total Fat: 4g 6%
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat: 0
Sodium: 340mg 14%
Carbohydrates: 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 4g
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