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Asparagus-Zucchini Rice

Asparagus-Zucchini Rice

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
JBurley

JBurley

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!

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  • Calories:
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the onion for about 2 minutes. Stir in asparagus and zucchini, and saute 5 minutes, or until tender. Season with oregano, basil, thyme, garlic powder, 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.
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SWEETPEA3087
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SWEETPEA3087

10/27/2003

This side dish I agree is easy and makes good size portions, but I would recommend using a chicken, vegetable or even beef broth instead of water for more depth of flavor. The spices are strong (I would have held back a little on the thyme), but compliment the veges. Cooking the vegetables with the rice makes them mushier than I would have liked, so I may not cook them much first next time. I also added fresh mushrooms and topped with parmesan cheese when served. Husband generally liked this, so we will try it again.

GREENEYEDFAY
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GREENEYEDFAY

8/2/2005

Very good! I used couscous instead of rice(1 cup water + 1 Cup couscous)and I mixed it all together once the couscous was steamed and fluffed. I will probably make it the same way with the rice because I afraid that the veggies might be overcooked for my taste. I will be making this again with rice, couscous or maybe even pastas like orzo and risi. Thank you for this versatile gem!

Kristin O
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Kristin O

1/25/2007

Not the greatest. It had a good flavor, but cooking the veggies WITH the rice for so long made them mushy. If I make again, I will add the veggies for the last couple of minutes the rice is simmering.

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