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Asparagus Rice

Posted By Vardhini On April 22, 2012 @ 4:18 pm In Gallery,Healthy Recipes,Indian,Main Dish | 29 Comments

Day 1 of the blogging marathon and this time the theme is “cook by alphabets”. I was initially going to start with ‘B’ and go until ‘H’, but then I saw this in my draft and I decided to go with ‘A’. I picked this theme almost instantly because I liked the idea of having different dishes each day. It was exciting to pick the items and the past few weekends have been fun.

Asparagus has a lot of health benefits and I have mostly made only stir fry with it. For a change I decided to try out the rice and we loved it. Weeknights are normally crazy and I mostly stick with one pot meals or rice dishes like this. My son loved it too and that is a plus for me. Check out the recipe of Asparagus-Tofu fry.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#15.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 4 cups sliced asparagus
  • 1 tsp chilly powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1.5 cups uncooked basmati rice


Cook the rice in the ratio of 1:2 for rice:water and allow to cool.

Heat oil and add cumin seeds. Saute for a minute. Then add the peanuts and toast for a minute or so.

Add onions and ginger paste. Saute until onions are done.

Onions are cooked.

Add the asparagus.

Add chilly powder, salt, turmeric and coriander powder.

Mix it all and allow the asparagus to cook. It hardly takes time.

When the asparagus is cooked, add the cooked and cooled rice.

Mix gently.


Tasty and healthy rice ready.


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