Combine rice, orange juice, water and salt in a 2-quart casserole.
Cover and microwave 7 to 8 minutes, stirring after 3 1/2 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes, still covered.
Microwave, covered, 4 to 5 minutes.
Butter a 5-cup fluted ring mold.
Arrange almonds in bottom; spoon rice over, packing lightly.
Microwave 3 to 5 minutes, uncovered.
Invert onto serving plate.