Minted Peas & Rice with Feta

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.

From EatingWell: February/March 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)
Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  2. 3/4 cup instant brown rice
  3. 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, (6 ounces)
  4. 3/4 cup sliced scallions
  5. 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  6. 1/4 cup sliced fresh mint
  7. Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  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

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

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

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

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