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.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. Note: We tested with Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Fast & Natural Instant Brown Rice.
  3. 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.
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