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asparagus & basmati rice

Recipe by
t d
Seaside, AZ

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.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For asparagus & basmati rice

  • 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.