Asparagus Rice

Asparagus Rice

Yet another way to prepare asparagus. (And a good one, too. :) )

Asparagus Rice

Adapted from Japanese Cooking by Shizuo Tsuji


1 pound green asparagus, trimmed
1 cup rice (uncooked)

1.5 cups water (or dashi)
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sake
1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp fresh ginger, cut into fine needles


Cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces and cut in half length-wise. Salt lightly and set aside for 20 minutes.

Put the rice in a small pot. Mix together water, soy sauce, sake and salt and pour over the rice. Stir in the ginger needles. Cover, bring to the boil and cook for about 10 minutes. Place the asparagus pieces on top of the rice and cook with a lid on until all of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Fold the asparagus pieces into the rice and serve.


Jeanne said...

Sake in rice is a great idea, too. :)

Elle said...

Will have to try this with the late asparagus...sound delicious!