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Brown Rice with Asparagus and Toasted Pignoli

brownriceandRecipe submitted by Mary Simmons


  • 1 pouch Rice Expressions® Organic Brown Rice
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 6 inch diagonal pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted pignoli (pine nuts)
  • 1 large skillet


1. Cook rice in microwave for 3 minutes.

2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.

3. Add pignoli as oil heats and cook until brown.

4. Stir frequently and take care not to burn.

5. Add asparagus to oil as soon as pignoli browns and stir fry until crisp tender, 1 minutes; add a pinch of salt and a grinding of black pepper.

6. Add garlic and stir fry 30 seconds.

7. Remove rice from microwave and add to the skillet. Stir fry until heated through, 1 minute.

9. Optional: Add cheese and top with pignoli. Serve.

Servings: 3 side dishes
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 432.6, Fat 14.2g, Cholesterol 0.4mg, Carbohydrates 69.6g, Fiber 5.6g, Protein 8.8g, Sodium 10.7mg.
Nutritional data in these recipes is approximate. It is provided by manufactures or through analysis with industry software that uses USDA data. Persons on special diets requiring more specific nutrient data should consult a physician or registered dietician.
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