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Walnut Apple Rice

 Walnut Apple Rice
β€œI have been making this delicious rice dish for many years and get requests for the recipe often,” writes Janice Mitchell of Aurora, Colorado. β€œIt's easy to fix when you are in a hurry and goes well with pork dishes.”
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter for 3-4 minutes
  • or until tender. Add the water, cider, salt and cinnamon; bring to a
  • boil. Stir in the rice, apple and walnuts. Cover and remove from the
  • heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 173 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.