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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 108.7
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 293.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Asparagus & Cashew Brown Rice

Submitted by: MINDCRUSHER1376


Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/4 cup minced onions
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1-1/4 cup brown rice
    2-1/2 cup vegetable broth
    1 cup fresh asparagus (cut into small pieces)
    1/2 cup cashew halves
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic.
Cook about 2 minutes or until tender.
Stir in rice and cook for 5 minutes.
Pour in vegetable broth. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
Place asparagus in a seperate medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender but firm.
Mix asparagus and cashew halves into rice mixture, and serve warm.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MINDCRUSHER1376.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    EASY and good. I just added the asparagus during the last 5 minutes of the rice cooking and it came out perfect. Not to mention it saved dirtying another dish. - 3/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I had never cooked or eaten asparagus. This recipe was easy and delicious! The cashew and rice was bolder than the asparagus, so that helped. I had beef stock so used that instead of vegetable and it was great, thanks for the recipe! - 5/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was so good and surprisingly flavorful! Brown rice is always a challenge for me, becacuse i can never get it just right, but i loved this! Made with chicken lettuce wraps. Used low sodium chicken broth and added 1/2 tsp salt. Delish! - 1/19/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this red quinoa and it turned out great! - 5/22/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have asparagus on hand, so used some frozen chopped broccoli instead that I lightly steamed before adding to the rice. This was a great accompaniment to Asian Marinated Chicken, also on sparkrecipes.com - 9/22/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I will definitely make it again for when we have guest over. - 4/6/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and i loved but it was a bit bland. i added more pepper and some crushed red pepper flakes for some heat. will definitely make it agian though. i'm thinking of throwing a little soy sauce in it next time but still undecided. - 9/24/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made it with frozen asparagus - I just let it thaw out while the rice was cooking. It still turned out great! Maybe it depends on what kind of rice you use, but it took about 1 hour for mine to cook. - 9/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty!! Easy to do and my 2 sons eat it without protest!!.. They like it. My husband like it too!! I would repeat! - 7/27/07

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  • Asparagus was on sale so my husband came home with 2 big bunches. This recipe didn't use a lot of it...but I am so glad that I made it as a side dish tonight for supper. Scrumptious! - 2/25/13

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  • We really liked this! I put in too much garlic and onion and more asparagus than it called for, and I used a brown/wild rice blend and grilled the asparagus and used chicken stock, but the basic recipe was there and it was very good. - 4/2/11

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  • This sounds really good.
    I can't waite to try it. - 4/27/10

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  • This is a good recipe for anyone with diabetes, and it's absolutely delicious! (The carb count seems a little low, though; how was it established?) I modified the recipe slightly (see below). - 4/14/10

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  • This really turned out well! I've never had any luck with asparagus before but this really had a perfect balance of flavors and was very filling. :) - 4/3/10

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  • So yummy and easy to fit to my mood! - 3/26/10

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  • How much is 1 serving? 1/2 cup, 1 cup ??? - 1/21/10

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  • Sounds great!! Can't wait to try! - 12/28/07

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  • Best brown rice I've ever had! - 12/2/07

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  • Loved it - 6/5/07

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  • My family devoured this, including my two young kids. Thanks! - 4/10/07

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  • lovely! - 3/27/07

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  • This looks really good! I can't wait to get all the ingredients to make it. - 3/18/07

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  • This is one I will diffenently be giving a try-low in soduim and sounds big on taste. - 3/16/07

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  • One of my all time favorite side dishes. I love it! - 3/15/07

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  • I added a few things to this one, but the important goody was the asparagus. I'd never thought of asparagus with rice and was quite pleased with both the flavor and consistency. - 3/14/07

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