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Brown Rice a la Asparagus

You will be certain to enjoy this great whole grain and vegetable combo. The mixture of flavors are delicious and are guaranteed to please your palate!

3/4 cup Brown rice
1 3/4 cups Water
3/4 pound Asparagus, cut in 1 1/2" pieces
4 ounces Mushrooms, sliced (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup Green onions, chopped
1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup Parsley, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. Lite soy sauce

Bring water and rice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 35-40minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. While the rice is cooking, cook asparagus in a small amount of water in a large skillet for about 3 minutes. Drain any excess water; add mushrooms and green onions. Sauté, stirring constantly until asparagus and mushrooms are just tender, about 3 minutes. Add vegetable mixture to cooked rice. Stir in parsley, walnuts and soy sauce. Serve immediately or reheat carefully on low heat, stirring often.
Serves 4

Nutrient Analysis: 1/4 of recipe (a very generous cup)

Calories 235
Protein (g) 9
Carbohydrate (g) 33
Total Fat (g) 8.5
   Saturated fat 0.9
   Monounsaturated fat 1.3
   Polyunsaturated fat 5.3
Sodium (mg) 425

Note: Most of the fat in this recipe comes from the walnuts. The type of fatty acids, including omega-3s, and other nutrients in walnuts contribute to a healthy diet. But if you want to reduce calories or fat, you can decrease or eliminate the nuts.

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