Apple Harvest Rice

Apple Harvest Rice

1 cup thinly sliced carrots
2 tablespoons reduced fat margarine
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup apple juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 cups cored, sliced, unpeeled apples
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Cook carrots in margarine until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
Add water, apple juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, salt, rice,
cinnamon and raisins. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid
is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Gently stir in green onions
and apples, heat thoroughly.

Turn into a serving dish and top with sesame seeds.

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