Apple Cranberry Chia Rice
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup 100% apple juice
1/2 cut, peeled green apple
1 tbsp dry MySeeds Chia
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 teaspoon sage
|First, cut up about 1 cup of green apple (about half of the apple) into 1/2 inch cubes. It's best to use a Granny-Smith type apple, one that isn't too sweet so it will balance out the apple juice. Then, measure out 1/2 cup brown rice. Brown rice is healthier than white rice, with more fiber. The flavor will be completely apple-like when finished, so you don't have to worry about picky eaters.
For a sweeter taste, replace the chicken broth with the same amount of apple juice.
|Place the rice, broth, MySeeds Chia and apple juice into a pot. Turn on the heat and add the sage. Cook the rice according to package directions (usually about 45 minutes)
About half-way through the cooking time, add the apple pieces and cranberries. This will ensure the fruits retain their color and don't get too soft. The chia wil hydrate and take on the taste of the apple juice. The extra broth is there because you can expect the cranberries and rice to soak up liquid while hydrating and cooking.