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Hot Brown Rice Cereal with Dried Fruits

Prep Time: 
10 minutes, 8 hours slow cooking
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Everyday Gluten-Free Slow Cooking Β© 2012 by Kimberly Mayone and Kitty Broihier, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 

  • 3 3/4  cup water
  • 1 cup Japanese medium-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup natural applesauce
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 Tbsp dried currants
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup or honey
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Toasted almonds or walnuts (optional)
  • Light cream (optional)
  1. Stir together all ingredients except nuts and cream in slow cooker crock. Cover and cook 1 hour on LOW (or 30 minutes on HIGH). Stir and then cover and cook an additional 7 hours on LOW (or 3–3Β½ hours on HIGH).
  2. Stir cereal well before serving. Garnish cereal with nuts and a touch of cream, if desired.