Apple Almond Rice Mix

4 cups uncooked rice
1-1/3 cups slivered almonds, toasted
1-1/3 cups chopped dried apples
1/4 cup parsley flakes
1/4 cup chicken bouillon granules

Combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix well. Place 1-3/4 cups rice mix
in each of 4 air-tight containers or zip-top plastic bags. Makes 4 rice mixes.

Preparation instructions: Combine 1 rice mix, 1 cup water, 1 cup apple
juice (use 1-3/4 cups total liquid for medium or short grain rice, 2-1/2 cups
total liquid for brown rice) and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine (optional) in
2- to 3-quart saucepan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes (45 minutes for
brown rice), or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork.
Makes 6 servings.

Each serving provides 163 calories, 4 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 27 grams
carbohydrate, 1 gram dietary fiber, 0 milligrams cholesterol and 338 milligrams

Courtesy of USA Rice Federation.

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