Asparagus & Basmati Rice Recipe

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Asparagus & Basmati Rice

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By
@TM1234

I threw this together when I needed a quick side...Turns out it was the hit of the night! This was requested twice in one week and I was happy to do it since it's just so fast and easy.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

1 c
basmati rice
2 c
water
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
canola oil
2 Tbsp
butter
1 bunch
fresh asparagus, broken and cut into bite size pieces.
2 Tbsp
lime or lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a microwaveable covered dish combine the rice, oil, salt, and water.
Microwave on high for 10-12 minutes. Fluff up rice after cooking 6 minutes. Fluff up again at the end of the cooking time. Taste test rice, it should be "just under done". Not mushy.
2
Toss in asparagus and butter. Cover and let the asparagus steam for 2-3 minutes.
3
Squeeze on lime or lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, toss and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy