This asparagus, shiitake mushroom, and brown rice pilaf is one of a kind. Try it today and you’ll have your next go-to lunch prep, a vegetarian meal, or side dish for your next dinner.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
Add mushrooms, asparagus, and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
Add rice, nuts, green onions, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended and heated thoroughly.
Serve garnished with additional lemon zest, if desired.
Are you a big fan of whole grains? Well, we have just the right rice pilaf for you. Like most classic pilafs, this recipe offers layers of flavor with toasted rice as a base. Then, you’ll find that tasty sautéed vegetables, nuts, and zesty components make it pretty much a complete meal. With a few added steps, we admit that this recipe does take a bit more time than the average pilaf but–we promise you–it’s worth it.
With tasty seared asparagus spears and meaty shiitake mushrooms, this pilaf is in a league of its own, but what truly sets it apart is our fluffy Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice and the addition of toasted pine nuts. Add some fresh lemon zest and this pilaf has everything from an earthy mushroom intensity to citrus zeal. A dash of salt and pepper and additional lemon zest truly ties this masterpiece together.
The perfect brown rice that suits all your needs and continues to be a crowd-pleaser, we wouldn’t expect anything less from this pilaf. Fall head over heels for this whole-grain concoction and you’ll be a fan for life. Find tips and how to use your kitchen tools including the perfect rice cooker ratio in our Carolina® Rice Cooking section.