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Merry Christmas Rice

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing


6 servings

"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."


  • 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


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 278 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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