Chicken Apple Sausage with Brown Rice, Apples and Feta Cheese

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4 cups brown rice (cooked)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 Rome, Fuji or Gala apple, cored, quartered and cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 pinch ground cloves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 celery ribs (cut into 1/4 inch dice)
1 small onion (cut into 1/4 inch dice)
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary (finely chopped )
1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water


  1. Grill or sauté the sausages and set aside to hold warm.

  2. Place the cooked rice in a bowl.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet.

  4. Sauté the apple with the pinch of cloves in the buttered skillet until softened a bit (about 3 minutes on medium heat). Mix into the bowl of rice.

  5. In the same skillet, heat the olive oil. Sauté the celery, onion and rosemary until translucent, (about 5 minutes on medium heat). Transfer to the bowl with the rice mixture. Slice the cooked sausage and add to the bowl. Mix and salt and pepper to taste. In a small bowl, combine the vinegars, lemon juice and water. Pour over the rice mixture and combine well. Top with crumbled Feta Cheese and serve.