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Baked Rice with Apples – European Recipe

We all have flashbacks to our favorite foods of the past, which we have not had for a while, and the taste buds are longing for them.

One of those foods for me is white rice baked with apples, sugar and cinnamon, which my mom used to make for us  as a special treat on Sundays.  It does not sound like much today, but then it was very special.

Today I will share this recipe with you, in case you never had it before, and might like to try it.

Baked Rice with Apples – European Recipe

Baked Rice with Apples – European Recipe

This is a delicious vegetarian dish as a snack, dessert, lunch or breakfast. Perfect cold snack on a hot summer day, or nice and hot on a cold winter day.


  • 4 cups white rice, cooked
  • 6 medium apples, peeled, cored, coarsely shredded
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbs. cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup whole milk, or light cream (Half/Half)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • butter, for greasing the casserole dish


  1. Grease a 6 quart casserole dish with butter.
  2. Spoon 2 cups of the cooked rice into the casserole, and spread it evenly. Pat it down firmly.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the apples with 1 Tbs of sugar ,1 Tbs. of cinnamon,and lemon juice.
  4. Spoon the apple mixture over the rice layer, and pat it down gently.
  5. Cover apples with remaining 2 cups of rice, pat it down.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix the milk, or cream, with the vanilla extract and remaining 1 Tbs. of sugar.
  7. Gently pour this mixture all over the rice layer.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining 1 Tbs. of cinnamon over the cream/rice.
  9. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  10. Serve warm, or cold, with fresh fruits, jam, whipped cream, or your favorite syrup.

10 thoughts on “Baked Rice with Apples – European Recipe”

  1. Kennedy says:

    I think it sounds awesome! What a lovely way to use cooked rice.. My Mom used to make what was called a Snowball dessert with cooked rice.

  2. Florence says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Suburban Grandma says:

    Thank you for reading this post and leaving a comment. I hope you like this baked rice as much as I do….:-)

  4. Rusty okoniewski says:

    My grandmother made a somewhat similar dish using her own handmade baked noodles (kluski) instead of rice. It was delicious and very special. The next day, leftovers were reheated and served topped with vanilla ice cream. YUM!

  5. Bonnie says:

    Making this tonight for our Wigilia.
    Sounds delicious.
    Thank you for the recipe.
    Merry Christmas a d Happy New Year.

  6. Suburban Grandma says:

    Sounds delicious to me as well. Thank you for your comments.

  7. Suburban Grandma says:

    That is wonderful. Glad I was able to post a recipe you will enjoy, as much as I do.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  8. Dorota Michaliszyn says:

    Cant wait to try this recipe…im soooo happy i found it…brings me back to my childhood

  9. Tom says:

    Can you use basmati rice?

  10. Suburban Grandma says: problem

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