Minted Peas & Rice with Feta

Minted Peas & Rice with Feta

7 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine February/March 2006

The flavors of fresh mint and feta enliven this instant brown rice. Toss any leftovers with some cooked shrimp for a satisfying, easy lunch.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, (6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mint
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add rice and bring to a simmer; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 4 minutes. Stir in peas and return to a simmer over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until the peas are hot and the rice has absorbed most of the liquid, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in scallions, feta, mint and pepper. Cover and let stand until the liquid is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3/4 cup
  • Per serving: 134 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 53 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1513 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 91 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 302 mg sodium; 205 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (30% daily value), Iron (15% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat

Reviews 7

August 25, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Simple and Delicious I tried this and it was amazing. The mint and feta made a very unique combination of flavors. I don't like peas, so I substituted them for chopped zucchini instead. I will definitely make this again. Pros: Easy
June 23, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious Combo of Flavors! I shelled fresh peas and thought this was phenomenal. It pleased a picky eater in my house, too.
June 20, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious! SOOOO good!! With fresh-shelled peas and slow-cooked brown rice, this couldn't be better! Also used chives from my garden instead of scallions. Highly recommend!! Pros: Combo of flavors Cons: A little bit of work because I used fresh peas that I shelled and non-instant brown rice
August 31, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Alright, but next time I will substitute This was easy to make, smelled amazing, but the combination of mint, salty feta and sweet peas was too much contrast for my family. I think next time I will substitute fresh oregano for the mint and add a little lemon zest, since my kids are really into Greek and Mediterranean flavors. Pros: Easy
February 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
I just prepared this dish for the first time and I am very impressed with the unique flavor. Since I'm an avid hater of peas I substituted them with chopped zucchini. They proved to be an excellent alternative! I will most definitely be making this recipe again.
September 15, 2011
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By: Heather Baird Stevenson
Tasty dish! I have made this a few times and everyone enjoys it. The last time I made it I used cooked Quinoa instead of rice and it was very nice. Quinoa adds extra nutrition and works well in this recipe. Pros: easy to make, tasty, attractive
December 19, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
Sounds great... if you are looking for other pea salads, this crunchy pea salad recipe is AMAZING: Crunchy Pea Salad