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Aimee Fortney's Grapefruit-Citrus Rice and Grapefruit Sangria

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Grapefruits are so delicious now that they taste like candy! Today, I'm showing you how to use them in a rice dish, as well as a Sangria!

For both of these recipes that call for grapefruit, if you take a medication that won't allow you to eat grapefruit, you can substitute with oranges.



  • 2 cups water
  • The juice of half a grapefruit
  • 2 cups instant rice
  • The segments from the other half of the grapefruit (save grapefruit and hollow out to use as bowls for rice)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped


In a pot, bring 2 cups of water and the juice from half a grapefruit to a boil. Add the rice to the pot. Cover and remove from the heat. When the rice is cooked (about 5 minutes), add the grapefruit segments and freshly squeezed lime juice. Stir well and top with freshly chopped mint. Serve in hollowed out grapefruit, if desired.



  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 of one grapefruit, segments removed and frozen
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 3 cups Riesling (I used Black Box Riesling)
  • 1/4 cup 43 (Cuarenta y tres is a Spanish liqueur that is extremely unique and delicious!)
  • 1/4 cup Orange Whipped Vodka (I use Pinnacle)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup club soda


In the bottom of a pitcher, place the frozen fruit, then add 1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, 3 cups Riesling, 1/4 cup 43 liqueur, 1/4 cup Orange whipped vodka and stir. Top with 1/2 cup to 1 cup club soda, then garnish each glass with a slice of grapefruit, if desired. Enjoy!

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