Hot Brown Rice Cereal with Dried Fruits

Chia Berry Smoothie


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)


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 3–3½ hours on HIGH).

Stir cereal well before serving.

Garnish cereal with nuts and a touch of cream, if desired.

Recipe Source:

Everyday Gluten-Free Slow Cooking © 2012 by Kimberly Mayone and Kitty Broihier, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

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