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Apple Rice Recipe - The Story Continues...

Updated on April 16, 2013
A snapshot of the recipe instructions!
A snapshot of the recipe instructions! | Source
Apple Rice
Apple Rice | Source

I did publish a hub on Apple Pickle and the story behind it. While I was getting ready to prepare the pickle, I did remember the Mango Rice that I have always relished, and thought that Apple rice would be equally tasty and reserved an apple to try out this recipe. And truly it did turn out really tasty.

I am sharing here the recipe for Apple Rice with step by step instructions and as many pictures as I could to make cooking easier. And above all, this recipe takes only a few minutes, if you have the boiled rice ready in hand. I always prepare the ingredients side by side while cooking, and hence it saves me a lot of time. I am sure with experience, many people cook this way.

Enjoy this recipe and please do not forget to drop a word or two if you liked it, or if you thought something could have been added to make it even better.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves two people
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Ingredients clockwise from bottom left Fenugreek seeds, Mustard seeds, Cumin seedsDry curry leavesChopped onion and green chiliBoiled riceGrated apple
Ingredients clockwise from bottom left Fenugreek seeds, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds
Ingredients clockwise from bottom left Fenugreek seeds, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds | Source
Dry curry leaves
Dry curry leaves | Source
Chopped onion and green chili
Chopped onion and green chili | Source
Boiled rice
Boiled rice | Source
Grated apple
Grated apple | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 Green Apple (sour), Grated
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil, For seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds, For seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds, For seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds, For seasoning
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves, For seasoning
  • A pinch Asafoetida powder, For seasoning
  • A pinch Turmeric powder, Optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Small green chili, Chopped
  • Boiled rice 2 cups
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Seasoning oil with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seedsSeasoned oilSauteing onion and green chili along with dry curry leavesAfter adding grated apple, salt and red chili powderMixing rice with the cooked apple mixture
Seasoning oil with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds
Seasoning oil with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds | Source
Seasoned oil
Seasoned oil | Source
Sauteing onion and green chili along with dry curry leaves
Sauteing onion and green chili along with dry curry leaves | Source
After adding grated apple, salt and red chili powder
After adding grated apple, salt and red chili powder | Source
Mixing rice with the cooked apple mixture
Mixing rice with the cooked apple mixture | Source

Instructions

  1. Chop onions and green chilies finely. Have boiled rice ready, the rice have to be separate and not sticky. Grate apple just before you add them to fire.
  2. In a pan heat oil (you can also use sesame oil) and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds have spluttered, quickly add the curry leaves (fresh ones), and then chopped onions and green chilies. Also add asafoetida powder to this mixture while sauteing. P.S: I used dry curry leaves and I worked with the ingredients that I had at home.
  3. When onion changes colour add the grated apple and mix well. Then add a pinch of turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt, and cook this mixture for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Now add the boiled rice to the cooked mixture and mix all well and leave this on fire for another 3 minutes, till the rice warms through and all the ingredients get coated well on the rice.
  5. Serve while warm.
Apple Rice, ready to be served
Apple Rice, ready to be served | Source

This recipe is an easy one to carry for lunch and picnics. This can be served with any side dish of your choice. I have many favourite side dishes that I have with this recipe like thick green chili and coconut chutney or scrambled eggs or fried fish. You can have anything you think will go well with this recipe. Basically it tastes good with anything.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe and please do share your experiences or comments with me.

Thank you!

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    • livingsta profile imageAUTHOR

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Anglnwu, it is tasty, you will like it. Thank you for reading sharing and voting :-)

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      anglnwu 

      5 years ago

      Never had apple rice but this sounds yummy. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and rated up.

    • livingsta profile imageAUTHOR

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for the appreciation Torrilynn. Glad you liked it. Thank you for the vote too. have a great week ahead!

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      torrilynn 

      5 years ago

      Hi livingsta,

      thanks for continuing to share

      you story with us and to give

      us insight on how to make some really

      great food ideas.

      voted up

    • livingsta profile imageAUTHOR

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Radhikasree. I am sure your child will love this! And thank you for the votes and share!!! Have a good weekend!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      As the apple is of sour taste, I think this rice would add to the list of spicy rices. Your creativity is superb and I've to try it for my kid. Voted up, useful and interesting. Sharing with my friends here.

    • livingsta profile imageAUTHOR

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Kasman, it depends on the amount of spices you use. Apple is the main ingredient. In order for you to get that taste of apple, you can add more number of apples and chop them instead of grating them. That way you will get to chew them and feel the taste while eating. Actually it's a great idea. I will try it that way next time :-)

      Thank you for the appreciation and vote!

    • livingsta profile imageAUTHOR

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you DDE :-)

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      Kas 

      5 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Never considered this recipe before. I'm usually up for trying new things. Does it really have an apple like taste? Do the other ingredients overpower that? The pictures were making me hungry! Great hub, voting up!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      livingsta such an interesting idea for this recipe and looks a tasty meal too.

    • livingsta profile imageAUTHOR

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Rajan. You will like this if you like sour taste, or you like lemon rice and tamarind rice. Thank you so much for the votes and share. Have a great weekend!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Like this interesting variation, livingsta. Thanks for sharing. Up, interesting and shared.

    • livingsta profile imageAUTHOR

      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Prasetio30, thank you for passing by. I am sure you will love this. Thank you again for the vote and have a good rest of the week ahead!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I had never heard about apple rice. But it sound delicious. I can't wait to make it soon. Thanks for share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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