Rice with Toasted Sesame, Asparagus and Mushrooms

No continuous stirring is necessary with this quick and easy twist on risotto. Toasted sesame seed add nutty contrast to the creamy texture of the rice.

Ingredients
Serves: 4
Serving Size: 1 cup
Directions
10 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Bring 6 cups water to boil in large saucepan. Add rice; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender with a little bite in the center, stirring occasionally. Drain rice, reserving 1 cup of the liquid. Return rice to saucepan. Cover to keep warm

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir about 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Add asparagus; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until tender-crisp

  • Stir vegetables, Parmesan cheese, toasted sesame seed and salt into rice. Stir in reserved liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, until desired creaminess

Cooking tip

• If McCormick Gourmet™ Toasted Sesame Seed is unavailable, use McCormick Gourmet™ Sesame Seed. Toast in a small skillet on medium heat 2 minutes or until fragrant and golden brown. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 226Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 558mgProtein: 11g
  • Total Fat: 10gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g

Ratings & Reviews: 1

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Comments

  • Dian B. on 05/19/2015

    Great combination. Will use this again. Great with steak or chicken or fish.

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