rice with asparagus recipe

Healthy Recipe: Brown rice with green asparagus

For SHA Wellness Clinic
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Thursday July 30th, 2015
Healthy nutrition

Today, as every Thursday, we present a simple and healthy recipe that you can prepare at home. Today’s menu: brown rice with green asparagus.

 

Green asparagus are low a calorie food, rich in potassium, vitamins A,C,E and folate, which is perfect for pregnant women as it helps the correct fetal development. It’s also a powerful antioxidant and its high content in water and fiber provide a diuretic and laxative effect.
Green asparagus combined with brown rice make a delicious combination: You will feel satisfied while eating healthy. In addition, you can always change the ingredients and adapt them to your personal taste. A great substitute for brown rice is barley, with which you will get a very detoxifying recipe.

 

Ingredients (3-4 servings)

  • 1 bunch of green asparagus
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 2 leek, finely chopped
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cups of corn
  • Fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of extra olive oil
  • Sea salt

 

Preparation

  • Wash the rice and boil with water and a pinch of sea salt for 45 minutes.
  • Clean the asparagus removing the hard parts and chop the stems.
  • Sauteé the leeks with the olive oil and the sea salt for 5 minutes.
  • Add the asparagus and corn. Sauteé for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice. Mix carefully adding the fresh basil.

 

Dare to prepare this delicious recipe and incorporate it to your healthy diet!

SOURCE: Bradford, Montse. La alimentación natural y energética.  17ª Edition. Barcelona: Editorial Océano, S.L., 2015. Pág. 312.

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