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Brown Rice and Edamame

Edamame (also called green soybeans) are immature soybeans, picked while still green and sweet. They are as high in protein as eggs, milk, and meat. They are also a very good source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins.

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  • Servings: 4
Brown Rice and Edamame

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006


  • 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


  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.

Reviews (3)

  • ppate12 11 Sep, 2014

    The sesame oil ruined this for me. Would probably taste great without the oil

  • cheftb 14 Aug, 2012

    Ok, not great. Definitely healthy. Will make again.

  • Eviebelle 6 Jun, 2012

    Great, healthy, and easy side dish. Served it with turkey burgers and we liked it a lot.

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