Haaniyah Al Khalil
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Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf Recipe

Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf Recipe- it is a delicious version of an old American recipe. It is a great combination of pricey seasonal asparagus and expensive cashews. It is generally served as a vegetarian entrée or as a side dish at lunch or dinner. This delightful rice dish is very elegant in presentation and meticulous in taste as it combines two tasty dishes into one. So, check out the simple asparagus cashew rice pilaf recipe here and give it a try.


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  • Fresh Asparagus —– ½ pound, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Cashew halves —– 1/2 cup
  • Jasmine rice —– 1 1/4 cups, uncooked
  • Spaghetti —– 2 ounces uncooked, broken
  • Butter —– 1/4 cup
  • Onion —– 1/4 cup, minced
  • Garlic —– 1/2 teaspoon, minced
  • Vegetable broth —– 2 1/4 cups
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Servings: 8

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Place spaghetti in butter, stir and simmer over a medium heat until lightly browned.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in a separate saucepan and cook for 2 minutes until tender. Stir in jasmine rice and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth in rice and season it with salt and pepper. Cover it with lid and bring to boil about 20 minutes until rice is tender and dried.
  4. Take a separate saucepan and place asparagus with enough water to cover. Bring to boil and cook until firm and tender.
  5. Mix asparagus, spaghetti, and cashew halves into the rice mixture, and serve this scrummy dish on a large serving platter.
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Haniyah Al Khalil is a UAE-based food expert who is passionate for food and food recipes. She left her job in 2006 and devoted her time to explore culinary style, Emirati food culture and cuisine recipes. She shares her delicious and easy-to-make recipes on Papaorder Blog. You can subscribe Papaorder Blog to read her food recipes.

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