Harvest Rice

1 cup thinly sliced carrots
2 tbs butter or margarine
1-1/4 cups water
3/4 cup apple juice
2 tbs each lemon juice and brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup each raisins and sliced green onions
2 cups cored, sliced, un-peeled apples
1 tbs toasted sesame seed

Cook carrots in butter until tender crisp, about 5 minutes Add liquids, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to a boll. Stir in rice, cinnamon, and raisins reduce heat, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Gently stir in green onions and apples; beat through. Turn into serving dish. Top with sesame seed.

Microwave Instructions:
Place carrots and butter in a 2-quart microwave proof baking dish Cover and cook on HIGH (maximum power) 1 minute Add all ingredients except onions, apples, and sesame seed Cover and cook on HIGH 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power and cook 15 minutes. Add onions and apples. Toss lightly.

Makes 6 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana