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I can't imagine Dom (RIP Mr. DeLuise) having used margarine, can you? I substituted fresh local butter and when sauteing the onions and apples together-both of which were from our CSA box I added about 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar to help them caramelize. Used Lundberg's organic long grain brown rice and we really liked it, simple to make and accompanied our dinner quite well: Potato Cakes With Tuna Filling (Batata Charp) and an enhanced version of this: Salad With Radish and Green Onions (added other veggies). Reviewed for Veg Tag/March.
Made this to go with dinner tonight - it's obviously easy, no question there...made a nice change from plain old rice. I really like the browning of the apple with the onion, that worked very nicely. My family was on the fence with the apple, but it all depends on what it's going with and it might not have been the best match for their main. But for me, I had it with a nice curry so it was ideal. Definitely have to season a bit, I think making this with veg broth would be nice too. Thanks JB!
Another winning recipe JanuaryBride! I followed this recipe plus added a bit of salt and some toasted pine nuts before serving this evening..the sweetness of the apple, when browned is a very nice compliment to the brown rice/onion..Thank You for another keeper!
I tried this recipe for the first time today, for lunch. I was looking for an alternative to plain brown rice. It was not bad. I would make it again. My daughter (17) tried some too and thought it was pretty good. I think I may use less onion next time, maybe half instead of a whole.. that's a lot of onion. Still, the recipe was tasty, easy to prepare and I think DeLuise was correct when he said it makes for a good lunch or side dish with dinner.
I made this using left-over brown rice and really made a good rice side as it all came together and was completed in less than 15 minutes. The brown rice and apple gave a nice texture to the rice. Surprisingly the apple wasn't over sweet. A good basic recipe that gave a little extra taste than plain old rice. Gluten-free suitable if you use a gf margarine or butter. I used margarine. Giving 4 stars as this was a super easy and quick recipe. Photo also being posted