Apple Cider and Sauteed Apple Basmati Rice

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood
Show: Trisha's Southern Kitchen | Episode: Seeing Double
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45 min
20 min
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, finely diced 
  • 2 Fuji or Gala apples, diced 
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 
  • 1/2 cup apple juice 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • Kosher salt 
Apple Cider and Sauteed Apple Basmati Rice


Heat a Dutch oven over low heat and add the oil. Add the onions and sweat until translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium, add the apples, tossing well, and cook until they start to brown. Add the rice and thyme. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the chicken stock, apple juice, butter, vinegar and some salt and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and adjust the salt as needed.