Asparagus and Peanut Rice Pilaf recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes

This deliciously flavourful asparagus and peanut rice side dish is perfect for serving alongside a curry. Alternatively, top it with a roasted chicken breast or pan-fried pork loin steak for a filling dinner.


  • 250g asparagus
  • 250g jasmine rice
  • 50g spaghetti, snapped into small pieces
  • 1 large onion
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper
  • 75g peanuts


  1. Snap the woody ends off of the asparagus. Dice the onion and mince the garlic clove.

  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add spaghetti and fry for 2-3 minutes, then add the onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the rice and fry for a minute or two, then add the stock, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, griddle the asparagus spears on a griddle pan for 7-10 minutes or until charred and tender. To serve, stir the asparagus and peanuts into the rice mix.

For extra flavour, try stirring a teaspoon each of minced garlic, ginger and red chilli into the rice mix. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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