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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

134 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 22.1g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.4g 18% DV; sugars 3.3g; fat 2.6g 4% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 8.3mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 1513IU 30% DV; vitamin c 9.6mg 16% DV; folate 52.9mcg 13% DV; calcium 91.3mg 9% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 21.2mg 8% DV; potassium 204.6mg 6% DV; sodium 302mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Sounds great... if you are looking for other pea salads this crunchy pea salad recipe is AMAZING: Crunchy Pea Salad Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious Combo of Flavors! I shelled fresh peas and thought this was phenomenal. It pleased a picky eater in my house too. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More