Parmesan Asparagus Rice


A simple buttery asparagus rice dish topped with Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup UNCLE BEN'S® Basmati Rice - cooks in 10 minutes

  • 2 cups vegetable stock

  • 1 small sweet onion, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion until softened and turning translucent, about 1 minute. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the rice, asparagus, and stock. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.

  2. Stir occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Continue cooking until the rice is tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Turn off the heat and gently stir in the Parmesan cheese and remaining butter. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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