Asparagus-Zucchini Rice Recipe

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


Submitted by annalizaq16

Makes 4 servings



"This is a great side dish - fast, flexible and easy (cooks in 1 pan)! I serve it with fish, but it would also go great with chicken. You can use it with any style of rice. Try different vegetables, too!"

Recipe Ingredients for Asparagus-Zucchini Rice

1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
10 asparagus spears (fresh), trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 zucchini, sliced
1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 salt to taste
1 pepper to taste
2 cups water
1 cup brown rice, uncooked

Recipe Directions for Asparagus-Zucchini Rice

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil and saute the onion and garlic for about 2 minutes. Stir in asparagus and zucchini, and saute 5 minutes, or until tender. Season with oregano, basil, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until vegetables are coated with the seasonings.

  2. Pour water into the vegetable mixture, and stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.

Categories

Side Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
217
Calories from Fat
28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.1g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
414mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
42.6g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
5.7g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 5% Iron 14%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
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