The flavors of fresh mint and feta enliven this instant brown rice. Toss any leftovers with some cooked shrimp for a satisfying, easy lunch. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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  • 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; 2.6 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 302 mg sodium. 205 mg potassium; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 7 g protein; 1513 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 53 mcg folate; 91 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;

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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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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