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Sanaa’s Asparagus Rice

Sanaa’s Asparagus Rice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup diced carrot
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (optional)
  • salt to taste

Serves: 6

  • Cut the asparagus into 1 inch long pieces. Discard the tough ends. 
  • Heat the olive oil in heavy pot and saute the asparagus for one minute.  Remove the asparagus and set aside.
  • Add the onion, the carrot and red bell pepper to the pot and cook over medium heat for couple minutes. 
  • Add the turmeric, the ginger and the garlic.  Stir and cook for few seconds.  
  • Add 2 1/4  cup of water and the salt to the vegetables.  Bring to boil.  Taste, adjust the seasoning and then add the rice, stir and bring back to a boil.  Cover and cook over very low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Spoon the rice into serving bowl, top with the asparagus and serve.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving):
Calories: 231 kcal
Carbs: 33 g
Protein: 5 g
Sodium: 22 mg

Recipe: Sanaa Abourezk, Chef and Owner of Sanaa's 8th Street Gourmet

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