Rice Pilaf with Asparagus and Peas
Celebrate spring with this fabulous one-pot dish! Asparagus contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients that help reduce common chronic health problems, including type-2 diabetes and heart disease. The green peas and the brown rice adds a nice protein kick to this meal. Altogether, it makes a complete and delicious spring dinner.
|In a large pot, boil water and add salt, then add the asparagus and frozen peas and cook for about three minutes.|
|Remove from heat and drain the water with a metal strainer. Rinse the asparagus and peas with cold water and cut the asparagus into small pieces and save for later.|
|Chop the onion and prepare a frying pan or a non-stick pan. Add the coconut oil, saute the scallions and the cloves of garlic for two minutes or until they are slightly transparent. Add the rice and cook for about a minute, then add the vegetable broth, salt and pepper, then bring to a simmer; cover and cook for about 25-30 minutes.|
|Add the peas and the chopped asparagus and continue cooking for five more minutes then turn off the heat.|
|Cover the pot with the lid or a dish towel and let it stand for five minutes.|
|Before serving, add nutritional yeast, lemon juice, chopped cilantro, and top with toasted almonds.|