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.
- 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
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.
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.
With a fork, stir lime juice mixture and scallions into rice; season with salt and pepper.
SourceEveryday Food, March 2006