Surprise everyone with this delicious recipe! A nice change from traditional rice dishes. Goes great with a white meat main dish!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine rice, apple juice, chopped apple, and raisins. Season with cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover for about 17 minutes. Lift lid, and see if rice is moist enough for your taste; if not, cook another couple minutes.

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  • Mix in fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 56.3g 18% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 153.2mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (73)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2004
I really liked this I tried it with brown rice which was still good but I found that I had to extend the cooking time quite a bit. If you try the substitution add the apples later as mine cooked all the way down! I added some ginger as well a good side dish or light dessert. Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2011
This was a pretty good recipe but I found that I had to add water to my rice in order to make my rice cook fully. Additionally I did think it was just a little too sweet. I will likely make it again with pork chops but will reduce the apple juice. Read More
(3)
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2004
I really liked this I tried it with brown rice which was still good but I found that I had to extend the cooking time quite a bit. If you try the substitution add the apples later as mine cooked all the way down! I added some ginger as well a good side dish or light dessert. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2008
This is great with apple butter pork loin from this site and different from other side dishes. I found an easier way to make this in the microwave. People were commenting on the apples cooking down and if you do it in the microwave they don't disappear from the dish. I used Uncle Ben's Ready rice in the pouch which takes 90 seconds. I cooked that first and then put that in a 2 quart casserole dish with all the other ingredients but instead of using 1 1/2 cups of apple juice I used 1 cup of apple juice and 1/2 cup of apple butter. Microwave it on high for 5 minutes and stir then on high for another 5 minutes. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2006
My Husband loved this. My apples cooked all the way down though you could taste them they just dissappeared when I stirred the rice. Thanks for the recipe! OH... and I added chopped walnuts I think that was a very nice addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2004
Don't change a thing with this recipe and you'll be in for a treat! I tried the Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops from this website and thought this recipe would go nicely with them. Boy was I right! Our whole family enjoyed this recipe. I was looking for something new to try with rice and this will definitely be a keeper as I can make it year round. Thanks for submitting! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Delicious! I substituted a mix of brown and wild rice. Package directions said to simmer 45 min so I added apples and everything else 15 min before the end of cooking. I also substituted dried cherries for raisins and added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
Husband liked a lot. Made it in the rice cooker with 1 1/2 cups rice and 2 1/4 cups apple juice (other ingredients left the same). Added more juice after it was done to break it up a little as it was sticky. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2011
very good. I used a granny smith apple and ocean spray apple juice for the rice. I followed recipe ingredients (no adjustments needed) and cooking instructions to a "T". Rice came out perfectly fluffy tasty like cinnamon and apple-y rice. It paired nicely with the Brown Sugar Pork Chops also from this website. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2006
This was amazing! I paired this one up with the apple butter pork loin..mmmmmm.. what a perfect combo! Definatly a make again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2004
I made this recipe exactly as stated and I'm giving it four stars because it was pretty good and had definite potential. (Think of my rating as a four-minus.) I liked the combination of cinnamon and apples in this rice however I think it needed more flavor. Maybe some butter and/or sugar to bring out the apple & cinnamon tastes. I served it with the Caramel Apple Pork Chops recipe from this site and the two went together well (as long as you don't mind cinnamon and apples in both your main dish and side dish.) I'm thinking the leftovers from this rice should make good rice pudding so I'm going to give that a try. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2011
This was a pretty good recipe but I found that I had to add water to my rice in order to make my rice cook fully. Additionally I did think it was just a little too sweet. I will likely make it again with pork chops but will reduce the apple juice. Read More
(3)
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