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Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

 Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley
With tons of veggies and flavorful rice, this simple dish has all your sides covered. Hearty and filling, this, paired with chicken or the pork chops here, is the only side you'll need. Vary the basil depending on how sweet you like your meals. Pat Habiger - Spearville, Kansas
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup julienned zucchini
  • 1/3 cup julienned carrot
  • 2/3 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • Pour broth into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Add rice. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is
  • absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter for 4-5 minutes
  • or until crisp-tender. Add the mushrooms, zucchini and carrot; saute
  • 3-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add
  • asparagus and basil; cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 5-7
  • minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • In a small serving bowl, combine the rice, asparagus mixture, cheese

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Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and pepper. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 286 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.