Brown Rice With Feta, Pistachios, and Mint

Feta cheese and mint are a zesty complement to this brown rice recipe. Your serving of whole grains is quick, easy, and delicious.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes


2 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking brown rice
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon pepper


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.