Very nice with crab cakes, or chicken. basmati rice is best for this recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the rice, add the water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 16 to 18 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

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  • Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in corn, shallots, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until tender.

  • In a serving bowl combine cooked rice, corn mixture and mint.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 50.4g 16% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 12.2mg 4% DV; sodium 36.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
Even though this recipe looks like it might taste bland the peppermint adds an unexpected subtle flavor that makes it taste anything but bland. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2014
this just tasted weird to me and bf agreed but said "weird in a good way".. i DID use dried mint so maybe that's why but i didn't think it was going to make that much of a difference.. this tasted "floral" to me.. splitting the difference i'm giving it a 3 until i can get a hold of some fresh mint Read More
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
Even though this recipe looks like it might taste bland the peppermint adds an unexpected subtle flavor that makes it taste anything but bland. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2007
This is a really good base recipe that can be made great! I cooked the rice in 1 cup organic free range low sodium chicken broth and 1 cup light coconut milk. I used canned corn and added some finely diced red pepper. I thought 3 shallots was a bit much I used only one large one and served it with herb and garlic marinated grilled chicken cutlets. This made way more than 5 servings! I think this would be a great way to make couscous. You could even add cooked chicken or tofu to the mixture and serve it as a main course. Might be nice to sprinkle a little fresh lemon juice over the top just before serving as well. Thanks for a great base recipe! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
yummy! I always make short grain sticky rice but i needed a change for an indian dish. This was very tastey! I didn't use any mint however because that just didn't sound appealing to me AT ALL. I used frozen corn because we had in in the freezer. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
All of my favorite ingredients in one dish. I loved this one. Thanks for a GREAT recipe! The idea of the mint is awesome. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
I always use Jasmine rice for every rice dish. This is very fresh tasting and tasty. I'm a Personal Chef and I make it for my clients. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
This recipe was great. I did not add butter to the rice and it was great. I also cooked the rice in low-sodium chicken broth for more flavor. Cut shallots to two and did ot add any sugar salt or mint. I did add parsley and added finely chopped and sauteed red and green papper with the corn. My husband and I loved it. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2011
I sauteed red onion until soft (instead of shallots because that's what I had on hand) added the corn and sauteed for another minute then added rice & water and cooked all together. The starch from the corn gave a creaminess to the rice when cooked together. A real comfort food yum! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2011
This was a quick and easy side dish. I used brown rice instead of white and since I don't care for mint in savory dishes I used fresh parsley instead. I also added some garlic. Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2006
This is a delightful side with seemingly unrelated ingredients. Both my husband and 10-year-old loved it! I think this would work well served warm OR cold. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2014
this just tasted weird to me and bf agreed but said "weird in a good way".. i DID use dried mint so maybe that's why but i didn't think it was going to make that much of a difference.. this tasted "floral" to me.. splitting the difference i'm giving it a 3 until i can get a hold of some fresh mint Read More
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