Is it a salad? Side dish? Vegetarian entree? Healthy snack? It’s any of these you wish it to be. Three ingredients and simple prep put this colorful dish on the table pronto. So simple, so satisfying and healthy - it is one of my favorite fast-to-fix foods. [The Nutrition Facts panel below is not recognizing BROWN rice or soybeans in its calculations, but one fourth of recipe (without added salt or fat) supplies 245 calories, 6 g fat; 34 g carbohydrate; 8 g fiber; 13 g protein, 79 mg calcium and 20 mg sodium.]
- 2 cups frozen shelled edamame beans (young soybeans)
- 2 cups cooked brown rice (warm)
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes (about 2 medium-large)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional butter or olive oil and
- Optional: hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco
- Cook edamame beans according to package directions; drain.
- In microwavable container, stir together edamame beans, rice and tomatoes. Microwave covered 1 minute or just enough to warm ingredients slightly.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. If desired, stir in a small amount of butter or olive oil and Tabasco to taste.
- Yield: Approximately 4 lunch-size vegetarian entrees, or 8 side-dish size servings
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 179g|
|Recipe makes 4 servings|
|Calories from Fat 9||7%|
|Total Fat 1.04g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0.2g||1%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 25.6g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.7g||9%|