Celery Rice With Orange Zest

30 min cook time
30 min prep time
Preperation Time:
30 mins
Cooking Time:
30 mins


1/2 cup Brown rice (if you don’t have brown rice, use whatever is available in your pantry)

1 teaspoon olive oil or ghee

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 green chili, finely chopped

100 grams Celery stalks with leaves

1 cup vegetable stock or water

Zest of half an orange

Salt, to taste

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories429Calories from Fat72
Total Fat8.0g12%Saturated Fat1.4g7%
Dietary Fiber5.7g23%Sugars2.1g
Protein9.2gVitamin A9%
Vitamin C24%Calcium11%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Total Fat8.0g12%
Dietary Fiber5.7g23%
Vitamin C24%
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat72
Saturated Fat1.4g7%
Vitamin A9%


Wash and finely slice the celery stalks. Finely chop celery leaves. Keep them aside in separate bowls.

Wash and soak rice in water for 30minutes.

In a large pan, heat oil and sauté garlic, green chilli and celery stalks for 5 minutes. Then add celery leaves and sauté on low flame for 5 to 7 minutes. Add orange zest, vegetable stock and enough salt and bring it to a simmer.

Add the soaked rice and cover and cook until done.

Serve hot/ warm with a bowl of fresh salads.

There are a wealth of health benefits of celery that many people are not aware of, including the fact that celery is rich in vitamin C, it lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer, manages pain from arthritis, helps weight loss attempts, detoxifies the body, reduces high blood pressure, and promotes overall health in a vast number of ways.

Celery is not only a good low calorie food. There are a number of other reasons why you might want to include this vegetable in your diet:

Celery is thought to be beneficial for the digestive tract and cardiovascular system.

Other possible benefits include: treating joint pain, lowering blood pressure, and soothing the nervous system.

Celery contains a flavanoid called luteolin. Researchers believe that this particular flavonoid may posses anti-cancer properties.