Natural Rice with Fried Green Asparagus

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 186 kcal


  • 12 Rods Green asparagus
  • 14 piece Panicle tomatoes (small)
  • 1 piece Onion
  • 30 g Butter
  • 2 piece Sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 100 ml Vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp Basil pesto
  • 1 pack Uncle Ben's Express Natural Rice Mediterranean
  • Parmesan to taste


  • Cut the lower hard end from the asparagus. Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water for about 2-3 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Wash the tomatoes, remove the stalk and cut in half. Peel and dice the onion.
  • Heat the butter in a large pan and fry the asparagus for about 2 minutes over medium heat. Then add the tomatoes, onions and thyme and fry for another 2 minutes. Then deglaze with the broth and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle everything with the pesto and mix.
  • Prepare and serve rice according to the instructions on the packet. Serve asparagus and tomatoes next to it and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Tip 4: A fresh rocket salad also goes well with it.


Serving: 100gCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 0.3gFat: 20.6g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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