Minted Peas & Rice with Feta

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Minted Peas & Rice with Feta

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

Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 25

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 134
fat 3 g (1 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 8 mg
carbohydrates 22 g
protein 7 g
fiber 4 g
sodium 321 mg
potassium 203 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin A (30% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1 1/2

Exchanges 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat

From EatingWell February/March 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)