Old Fashioned Applesauce Rice
Another recipe to honor National Apple Month and it is also National Rice Month, so today we’re kinda combining the two! I can remember my mom making something like this when I was young, of course I wouldn’t eat it, didn’t like rice when I was a kid. Being such a picky eater back in those days, I sure did miss out on a lot of great food, but I am making up for it now! When I got older, I often asked her why she didn’t make me try more food and I always got the same answer. You see, my two elder sisters by 10 and 13 years, used to give my mom fits at the dinner table. The eldest would eat everything in sight and then some and my other sister would sit there and pick at her food and hardly eat a thing. By the time I came along, she was tired of fighting and just let me eat anything I wanted and if it didn’t look good or smell good to me, it never crossed my lips! So with that little bit of trivia out of the way, let’s eat……….
- 3 cups cold, cooked rice
- ½ cup sugar
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 1 teas lemon zest
- 2 cups natural apple sauce
- ½ cup apple jelly
- ¾ cup finely crushed Nilla Wafers
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- Combine the rice, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Layer 1 cup of the mixture in a buttered 1-1/2 quart casserole dish followed by 1 cup of the applesauce; repeat layers until all is used.
- Spread top with the jelly and sprinkle with the Nilla wafers that have been mixed with the melted butter.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
- Let cool and refrigerate.
- Serve chilled with milk or light cream sprinkled with a little cinnamon.
By the way, today is National Apple Dumpling Day and last year on this day I posted a recipe for just that……………Enjoy!