Long-Grain Rice With Feta, Pistachios, and Mint

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes


2 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked long-grain 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 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Stir in rice; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in feta cheese and next 4 ingredients.

September 2009