Apple Spice Rice Recipe -
Apple Spice Rice Recipe
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Apple Spice Rice

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"Onion, garlic, apple and raisins add a unique flavor to long grain rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in rice, onion, garlic, apple and raisins. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 16 to 18 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2003

My 2 year-old and I both loved this rice. I used a long grain and wild rice mixture, just because I love wild rice. Also, I used a little more chicken broth than indicated in the recipe, because if you use it in a can, you have 2 oz left over after you put in the 1 1/2 cups in the recipe. I couldn't bring myself to throw it out, but what are you gonna do with 2 ounces of leftover chicken broth?? Oh, the broth I had in the house was low-sodium, so that's what I used, and it was fine. This recipe seemed to have a perfect balance of the different flavors. I definitely wouldn't mess with the amounts of apples, raisins, and especially the garlic, or the balance might be lost. We'll be making this one often!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2006

The rice was good as a side dish. The first time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly, and there was FAR too much butter. The next time, I used only enough butter necessary to cover the bottom of the pan, and it was a lot better. I would reduce the amount of raisins to somewhere around 1/3 cups. They overpower the dish in terms of aesthetics and in terms of taste when 1/2 cup is used. Next time, I might grate the apple. Overall, a good recipe.

Jan 08, 2006

I used apple sauce instead of an apple and added 1/2 tsp each cinnamon and cumin. Turned out great.

Jul 08, 2010

I really enjoyed this, I love any dish that incorporates apples.

Apr 28, 2008

This rice was AWESOME. My boyfriend and I both loved it. I will be making this again and again! I used brown rice, and since the bag called for 2C liquid, I used a whole 16-oz can of chicken broth. I also didn't have an onion so I subbed 1T onion powder. My kitchen smelled so good.

Jul 04, 2005

This is a nice side dish. No fireworks or drama, just a very good accompaniment to a main course. I had a yellow sweet bell pepper in the fridge that needed to be used so I added about 1/2 cup of it diced to the rest of the ingredients that got sauteed. I have had a similar dish at a restaurant where they add some slivered almonds to the rice as well.

Jul 05, 2010

I loved this rice. After having a busy work week, I was being a bit lazy. I took 1/4 onion, I peeled and cut up an apple, and the garlic clove, and threw it in the processor. I then put them into a large microwave safe bowl with the 3 T butter and nuked on high for about a minute until onion was soft. Added the rice, chicken stock, S&P, and a 1/4 tsp. curry powder. Covered with plastic wrap and vented. Nuked on high for 5 mins, then medium for 15 mins, and let rest for 5 more minutes and fluffed with a fork. It was perfect. I left out the raisins (wish I didn't have to) but no one else here likes them but me. Will be making again.

May 27, 2009

My family liked this for something different. I was out of onions, so I used onion powder and I left out the raisins. I will be making this again.


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  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 67 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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