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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

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Brown Rice and Edamame

Brown Rice and Edamame

Recipe For Brown Rice and Edamame

Ingredients

  1. Coarse salt and ground pepper
  2. 3/4 cup long-grain brown rice
  3. 1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  5. 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  7. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  8. 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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