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Lemon Brown Rice

Lemon brown rice seasoned with dill and other herbs, pistachios, garlic, and feta that pairs perfectly as a side dish for seafood, chicken, or anything else!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 214kcal
Author Christy


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (I used basmati rice)
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted pistachios, lightly chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. minced garlic


  • Add all dressing ingredients together into a small well sealing container (mason jars work well) and shake vigorously to emulsify. Set dressing aside and let sit
  • Stir rice, pistachios, and feta together in a medium bowl.
  • Shake dressing one more time and then pour over rice mixture and toss with a spoon. Serve right away.


  • Can be eaten warm or cold.
  • Keeps in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If rice becomes too dry, add a small amount of oil and toss before eating. 
  • Pairs well with fish or any dishes seasoned with dill. 


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg