During the holidays, there is no shortage of sweet treats. I’m all for sweet treats. I love sweet treats. However, I hate having to work off sweet treats.
I try to eat healthy, and I want to be an encourager of healthy eating….much to my children’s dismay. This recipe for Homemade Apricot Brown Rice Mix is in that healthy eating spirit. It’s a great hostess gift or DIY Christmas gift that is inexpensive, simple to assemble, and still says “Happy Holidays” without saying “I’m trying to give you Type II diabetes!”
Apricot Brown Rice Mix serves 4
1 C short grain brown rice
1/4 C chopped dried apricots
2 t dried minced onions
1/3 C slivered almonds
Layer all ingredients in a tightly sealing jar.
To give as a gift, include the following instructions:
To make Apricot Brown Rice, combine rice mix with 2 cups water (or chicken broth0 and 2 T butter. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 50 – 55 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, season with salt, serve!