Post and picture updated 4/6/15.
Talk about a yummy twist to an old favorite. Rice with Apples and Craisins is the perfect addition to your meal. We eat a lot of rice at our house. It is healthy and it goes with anything. Two of my children do not care for it but I figure, it’s rice. Eat it. 🙂 Caleb likes it (our youngest) and it is just as you can imagine when a 2 year old eats rice. It gets on his spoon. It gets to his mouth. It falls on his clothes. It sticks like glue to his clothes. We have to hold him over the garbage can and brush it off of him. He finds that humorous. He laughs. We groan because half of the rice ends up on the floor around the garbage can and not in the garbage can.
Yet we still make it and repeat the cycle. Mystery.
This rice with apples and Craisins dish pairs great with chicken or a roast. It also is very versatile. You could add grapes or almonds. You could try pecans or mandarin oranges. Anything to spice up that plain rice dish.
I need to say even the two who would rather eat just about anything else than rice, like it when I make rice with apples and Craisins. Warm apples and Craisins? Who could resist? Rice with apples and Craisins looks impressive for company, it is healthy to eat and a cinch to make. Give it a try.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup chicken broth (or beef broth)
- 1 cup white rice
- 1 cup Craisins
- 1 cup chopped apple
- Cook rice according to package directions, using water and chicken (or beef) broth as the liquid.
- After rice is finished cooking, turn off heat and add Craisins and apple pieces.
- Cover pot with a lid and let sit for 5 minutes.
Have you seen my recipe for Oatmeal Bread? It is a simple handmade bread full of flavor and great for dinner or sandwiches the next day.