Asparagus Rice Pilaf

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Asparagus Rice Pilaf
Asparagus Rice Pilaf
Molly Aronica

Asparagus Rice Pilaf

This side dish is great with almost everything — from grilled chicken breasts to pork stir-fry. Try using leftover rice for an even crunchier texture. Sliced almonds or cashews would be a wonderful addition to this pilaf as well. 

Click here to see Awesome Asparagus Recipes.

Ready in
40 m
2
Servings
508
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 Cup basmati rice, cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 Cup fresh scallions, finely chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

 

Meanwhile, add the asparagus to an ovenproof pan (with enough room for the rice later) and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

 

Roast the asparagus for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven and mix in the cooked rice; bake for 6 more minutes until the rice is a bit crispy and the asparagus is nicely roasted. 

 

Toss in the lemon juice and sesame oil and garnish with the fresh scallions.

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
81g
27%
Vitamin A
49µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.5%
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
83µg
100%
Calcium
67mg
7%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
77µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
428µg
100%
Folic acid
206µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
38%
Magnesium
44mg
11%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
172mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
394mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.8%
Sodium
578mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
47.1%
Zinc
2mg
11%