Grandma’s Apples and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
LIKE MOST women of her generation, my husband's grandmother was a "no-measure cook". This recipe of hers suffered as it was handed down, so I made an effort to work out the kinks. Finally, my husband pronounced the results as good as he remembered, and we declared it the "official" recipe. -Joan Kasura, Silver Spring, Maryland


  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups chunky applesauce
  • 1 cup diced peeled apples
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • Dash salt


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Stir 2 tablespoons butter into hot rice. Add applesauce, apples, brown sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and salt. Spoon into a greased deep 2-qt. baking dish. Dot with remaining butter; sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 253 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.