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Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is wonderful with pork roast and so effortless due to the use of the slow cooker. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce

Directions

  • Core apples, leaving bottoms intact. In a medium bowl, combine the brown rice and next 8 ingredients; mix well. Fill each apple with about 2 tablespoons filling, packing it well. Place the stuffed apples in a greased 4-quart slow cooker. Pour in the apple juice and chili sauce. Cover and cook on high until the apples are soft, 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Spoon liquid over each apple serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed apple: 139 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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