Nutrition & Recipes

Apple & Rice Hot Cereal

Apple & Rice Hot Cereal

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