Brown Rice Casserole is a family favorite especially for Thanksgiving. It is a great alternative to fatty, high carb side dishes. This casserole with Fruit and Almonds Serves 4


  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 teaspoons chopped red onion
  • 1 small apple, unpeeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped almonds


  1. Bring rice and water to a boil. Cover tightly and cook on low for 20-30 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.

Chef’s notes: This casserole is a satisfying side with crunch and natural sweetness.