Asparagus Stir-Fry

Stir-frying asparagus is one of the best ways to bring out its fresh spring flavor. Choose thinner spears for the most tender texture.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
cups hot cooked instant rice or couscous (cooked as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt)
1
teaspoon olive oil
3
carrots, sliced (about 1 cup)
1
small onion, cut into 8 wedges
1
lb. fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
(8-oz.) pkg. fresh whole mushrooms, quartered
1/3
cup water
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 While rice is cooking, heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add carrots and onion; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add asparagus and mushrooms; cook and stir 4 minutes or just until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in water, lemon peel, thyme and pepper. Cover; cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve over rice.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    250
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    320%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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