Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe is the product of the "I need to go to the grocery store, but don't have time" syndrome. It is a sweet, flavorful rice that is so easy to make. A quick side dish that goes well with meat, poultry, or fish. Even my "Picky Panel of Judges" (A.K.A. "Guinea Pigs") liked it!!
- 1 1⁄2 cups long grain rice
- 3 1⁄2 cups apple cider
- 1 medium apple, peeled,cored,and chopped
- 1⁄3 cup raisins (I used dark)
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
- Cover, and bring to a boil.
- Stir frequently.
- Cook until liquid is nearly absorbed.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir, and replace cover.
- Let stand 5 minutes.
- (Sprinkle with a scant bit of sugar if not sweet enough.).
- **NOTE:When reheating leftover rice, add a splash of cider; cover and heat thoroughly.
- Stir to avoid cold spots.
Wow, this was pretty good...I did add a little extra sugar...for that sweet tooth ya know...but it was good...a nice change. Oh, and I added a handful of chopped pecans for some crunch ....;-)
This has really good flavour with a 1/2 tsp brown sugar added. I added the chopped apple at the end after cooking and it just steamed a little for a texture we prefer. I found the rice a lot stickier than we are used to but maybe it was because I used a different white Basmati rice than I usually do. I just made this to my own directions with the same ingredients called for. I served it with butternut squash and plain yogurt for a delicious meal. I will definitely make this again, hopefully with the rice not turning out so sticky. Made for Comfort Cafe - Snow Queens, Round 01/10.
Yum! This is great with pork....we'll try it with chicken next. Great flavor and very easy to do - thanks!