I’ve been following Chef Michael Smith for several years – way back when he had very long hair. I met him once in 2002 at a Home Show. He was signing cookbooks and signed one that I had purchased (for an ex boyfriend). He is very friendly, charismatic and tall. This Brown Rice with Apples & Feta recipe is adapted from one of his.
I typically sprinkle feta on my brown rice and so I decided to try it with this recipe. The feta brings a saltiness to the dish that I enjoyed against the sweetness from the raisins & nutty flavour of the rice. If you do not like Feta you can leave it out.
Hubs mentioned as it cooks the smell reminds him of his Grandma’s Rice Pudding (and I think this is a good thing)!
- 1 cup Brown Rice
- 2 1/4 cups apple juice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 apple chopped you can leave peel on or take it off - both ways taste good
- 1/4 cup Feta dry packed
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Put first 5 ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil and then cover with a lid. Reduce heat and let simmer until all liquid is absorbed and rice tender. Season with salt and pepper. Allow each person to add their own feta to their rice on the plate.