Asparagus & Cashew Brown Rice

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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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Number of Servings: 8


    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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    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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    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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    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 - 9/22/07