1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in salt and 3 1/4 cups water; bring to a boil. Stir in brown rice; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in feta cheese and next 4 ingredients.
Note: We tested with Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Fast & Natural Instant Brown Rice.
Long-Grain Rice With Feta, Pistachios, and Mint: Substitute 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice for 2 cups quick-cooking brown rice. Reduce water to 2 cups. Cook, covered, 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Prep: 15 min., Cook: 25 min.