Now – I’ll admit that this dish got a lukewarm reception from the Husband, who said it was “lost in translation between dinner and dessert.”  But I LOVE sweet rice dishes so I was a huge fan.  Plus, its covered in reduced apple juice.  How could it not be amazing?



Sweet Apple Baked Rice

Ingredients (makes four servings):

  • 3/4 brown rice
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 pack extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1.5 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • Another drizzle of maple syrup


  • Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  • Prepare brown rice according to package direction.
  • Drain tofu and press extra firm tofu of excessive juice (for about two minutes)
  • Chop tofu into squares and, in a large bowl, combine tofu, pecans, raisins, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
  • Using a spoon, crumble the tofu and mix everything together.
  • Punch the sweet potato with a fork and microwave for about 4 minutes.  Let cool and then remove the skin.  Chop and add to tofu mix.
  • Add almond milk and salt.  Mix in cooked brown rice.
  • Grease a heavy pie dish, pour rice and tofu mix in.  Using a spatula, pack down the mix.
  • Top rice with sliced apple. 
  • Melt butter in microwave and drizzle on top.
  • Cover with alumnium foil and bake at 374 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 15.
  • Meanwhile, bring apple juice to a roiling boil to reduce.  It will take about 15 minutes for the mix to reduce.  At the very end, add a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • Remove serving, plate (it will be all crumbly), and drizzle with sauce.
  • Enjoy!
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