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Sunday, 16 September 2018

British Asparagus Pilaf

British Asparagus Pilaf. Happy Sunday. How is your weekend going? Fancy making some British Asparagus Pilaf?

A hearty one pot meal for all the family to enjoy, delicately spiced so as not to mask the flavour of the asparagus. One pot cooking equals less washing up. Happy days!

British Asparagus Pilaf

How To Make British Asparagus Pilaf:

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

You’ll Need:
  • 250g brown basmati rice
  • 1 bundle British asparagus
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 700ml hot vegetable stock
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 tbsp flat leaf parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper

British Asparagus Pilaf

What To Do:
  1. Rinse the rice and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Trim the ends of the asparagus then cut into 3-4 pieces.
  2. Add the olive oil to a large pan then add the onion, garlic, thyme and spices and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the rice and cook for a further minute, then pour the hot stock into the pan, cover with a piece of tin foil and place on a tight-fitting lid. Cook over a low heat for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Next, place the asparagus spears into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, season with salt and pepper then a squeeze of lemon juice. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve.
British Asparagus Pilaf

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Recipe and image courtesy of Enjoy Asparagus.

British Asparagus Pilaf

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  1. Oh Claire that looks so good - I love asparagus!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope to see you next week too. In the mean time, have a fabulous week!

  2. Your British Asparagus Pilaf will be a great side dish for any meal. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen


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