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Asparagus Almond Rice Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Asparagus Almond Rice Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Asparagus Almond Rice Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jkc715nyc

Makes 10 servings



Almonds replace cashews in this version of the recipe

Recipe Ingredients for Asparagus Almond Rice Pilaf

1/4 cup butter
2 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/4 cups uncooked jasmine rice
2 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1 salt and pepper to taste
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Recipe Directions for Asparagus Almond Rice Pilaf

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Increase heat to medium, and stir in spaghetti, cooking until coated with the melted butter and lightly browned.

  2. Stir onion and garlic into the saucepan, and cook about 2 minutes, until tender. Stir in jasmine rice, and cook about 5 minutes. Pour in vegetable broth. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and cook 20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed.

  3. Place asparagus in a separate medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender but firm.

  4. Mix asparagus and slivered almonds into the rice mixture, and serve warm.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 118.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
156
Calories from Fat
43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.8g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
208mg
9%
Potassium
141mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
23.6g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
0.9g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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