You are here: Home » Recipes » Brown Rice with Lemon, Chickpeas and Feta Cheese Brown Rice with Lemon, Chickpeas and Feta Cheese Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 6 servings Serve this savory rice over mixed greens or as a side dish. It also works well as a stuffing for pita bread. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup uncooked short-grain brown rice2 cups water pinch salt1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained1 cup crumbled feta cheese1 medium red bell pepper, cored and diced or 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped1 small red onion, chopped1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Carefully measure rice, water and salt into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 10 minutes. Spread cooked rice on a baking pan to cool, about 45 minutes. Combine with all remaining ingredients. Rice can be cooked the day prior to making this dish, covered and refrigerated.