Asparagus pilaf recipe

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A mouth-watering meal for all the family to enjoy. Using fresh asparagus and healthy brown basmati rice, this dish is the perfect healthy option.

  • healthy
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories343 Kcal17%
Fat7 g10%
Saturated Fat4 g20%
Salt0.5 g
Salt0.5 g

A mouth-watering meal for all the family to enjoy. Using fresh asparagus and healthy brown basmati rice, this dish is the perfect healthy option

Ingredients

  • 250g brown basmati rice
  • 1 bundle asparagus
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 700ml chicken / veg stock
  • juice 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tbsp flat leaf parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

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Method

  1. Rinse the rice and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Trim the ends of the asparagus then cut into 3-4 pieces.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan then add the onion, garlic, thyme and spices and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the rice and cook for a further minute, then pour the boiling stock into the pan, cover with a piece of tin foil and place on a tight fitting lid. Cook over a low heat for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Place the asparagus spears into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, season with salt and pepper then a squeeze of lemon juice. Sprinkle over the parsley.
Top Tip for making Asparagus pilaf

You can make this meal in one pot! That way you have less washing up to do, and more time to put your feet up!

Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

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