1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
1 medium (3/4 cup) Golden Delicious apple, chopped (do not peel)
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
cinnamon for garnish, optional
In a heavy 2-quart saucepan with a lid, bring the water to a boil; add the rice and salt. Cook, covered, over low heat for 40 to 45 minutes until the water is absorbed. Stir occasionally during cooking.
Stir in the apple, milk, honey, and cranberries. Cook, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes until pudding is slightly thickened and creamy; stirring occasionally.
This pudding is delicious served warm or chilled.
Note: Cinnamon is optional but remember that cinnamon is a blood sugar stabilizer and should be used regularly in your diet.
Yield: 6 servings of 1/3 cup each.