Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add carrot and onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add broth and orange juice, and bring to a boil. Add rice, raisins, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with pecans.
The subtle sweetness, hint of orange, touch of cinnamon, and a bit of crunch was so good, easy to prepare and a pleasant treat from an ordinary rice pilaf recipe â this recipe is definitely a keeper!