Yield: 12 servings.
2 cups whole grain brown rice
1 cup seedless raisins or dried cranberries
1 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. salt
5 cups hot water
optional, milk or cream
optional, honey or brown sugar
optional, fresh fruit or toasted nuts
In large heavy saucepan, mix rice, raisins, butter, cinnamon and salt.
Pour in water; mix. Bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 40-50 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
Serve hot, 1 cup per serving, accompanied by milk or cream, honey or brown sugar and/or fresh fruit or nuts, if desired.