Asparagus & Basmati Rice

Asparagus & Basmati Rice Recipe

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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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5 Min
15 Min


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

How to Make Asparagus & Basmati Rice


  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.

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About Asparagus & Basmati Rice

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

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