Cook rice according to package directions. Stir 2 tablespoons butter into hot rice. Add applesauce, apples, brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and then add salt. Spoon into a greased 2 quart baking dish. Dot with remaining butter, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve warm or cold.