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Healthy Recipe For Brown Rice and Edamame 2010-05-05 07:00:29

Healthy Side: Brown Rice and Edamame

The other night, I made a ridiculously easy dinner of roasted chicken and wanted a side dish that was healthy, light, and springy. With frozen edamame in my freezer and Texmati brown rice in my pantry, I cooked up this little dish.

Since baby soybeans are loaded with protein and fiber and are a good source of iron and folate, this side dish would also make a very nutritious vegetarian meal, especially if you stir in some other veggies like I did. The green onions, toasted sesame oil, and lime juice keep this basic recipe from being bland. Get it when you read more.

Brown Rice and Edamame

Brown Rice and Edamame

Recipe For Brown Rice and Edamame

Ingredients

Coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 cup long-grain brown rice
1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups lightly salted water to a boil. Add rice, reduce to a simmer; cover and cook, 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in edamame; cover and cook until rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together lime juice, vinegar, oil, and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  3. With a fork, stir lime juice mixture and scallions into rice; season with salt and pepper.

Serves 4.

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