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Merry Christmas Rice

 Merry Christmas Rice
"INSTANT RICE makes this dish an instant success! It's another recipe I added 'by children's demand', and we've found it not only delicious, but a very colorful addition to our Christmas table."
6 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups (1/2 pound) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/3 cups quick-cooking rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water and 1 cup sugar; bring to a
  • boil. Add the cranberries; return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer
  • for 10 minutes or until most of the berries pop, stirring
  • occasionally. Add rice, remaining water, remaining sugar, cinnamon
  • and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10
  • minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in apple. Cover and let stand
  • for 10 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 278 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.