Apple & Rice Hot Cereal

03/24/2014 Nutrition & Recipes Recipes

This delicious hot cereal made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup is full of flavor and a great option for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.



  • 1¼ cups low-fat vanilla soymilk or rice milk
  • ½ cup basmati rice, rinsed
  • ½ stick cinnamon
  • 1½ whole cardamom pods
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1½ large apples, Granny Smith or pippin, unpeeled and cubed
  • A few currants
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon toasted shredded coconut
  • A few roasted walnuts


  • In a 2-quart saucepan, bring the soymilk and rice to a boil; add the cinnamon stick and the cardamom. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes at the lowest possible heat.
  • Fluff with a fork and set aside. In a medium sauté pan, bring the apple juice to a boil; add the apples, currants, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, adding more juice if necessary. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple syrup.
  • Place the rice in a serving bowl or individual bowls. Spoon the apple mixture over the rice and drizzle some of the juice on top.
  • Garnish with the toasted coconut and walnuts.

Nutritional Facts Per ¾- cup serving

  • Calories 382
  • Total fat 6.8
  • Saturated fat 2.0
  • Carbohydrates 71.9g
  • Protein 8.2g

Serving Information

  • Serves 2
  • Prep 5m
  • Cook 35m
  • Total time 40m
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This recipe was taken from The Chopra Center Cookbook, which is based on the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda. All Ayurvedic recipes focus on creating balance and supporting the body's natural state of health. To learn more about Ayurveda and achieving optimal mind-body health, explore our Perfect Health and Journey into Healing workshops.Read more