• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 2 Servings

Stuffed Oranges W/raisins Chickpeas and Rice

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Main Dish, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------ORANGE-TAHINI SAUCE----------------------------
  • 1/4 c Tahini
  • 3/4 c Plain yogurt or soft tofu
  • 1/4 c Orange juice
  • 2 ts Ground cumin
  • 2 ts Paprika
  • 2 tb Minced fresh cilantro (opt.)


1 tb Unsalted butter
-OR- avocado oil
1 md Red onion; chopped
1 c Brown and wild rice blend
-OR 1/3 brown & 2/3 wildrice
2 c Vegetable broth or water
1 c Chickpeas; cooked, drained
1/4 c Raisins

2 Jumbo navel oranges
halved crosswise

1 tb Sesame seeds
1 tb Chopped scallion whites
4 Cilantro leaves (optional)

FOR THE ORANGE-TAHINI SAUCE: In a blender or food processor, combine all
ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

FOR THE FILLING: Melt the butter or heat the oil in a medium saucepan.
Saute the onion until soft, about 10 mins. Add the rice and stir to coat
with the butter. Add the broth, bring to a boil, cover, and simmer over low
heat until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 45 mins. Let cool
to room temperature.

In a large bowl, toss the cooked rice, Orange-Tahini Sauce, chickpeas, and
raisins together.

Prepare the oranges for stuffing by slicing off the rounded ends so that
each half stands squarely on a plate. Using a paring knife, carve out the
fruit, cut it into bite-size sections, and toss it into the rice mixture.
Once the fruit has been removed, cut away as much of the white portion of
the peel as possible, leaving the shell intact.

Set the orange shells on a serving dish and fill them with the rice
mixture. Garnish each with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and scallions
topped with a whole cilantro leaf.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?