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Stir fried rice with garlic asparagus

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Asparagus can be found nationwide with the commencement of spring season. From grocer to farmers’ market, to growing these regal fleshy-green spears in your own garden, the health benefits make them the most popular vegetable to eat. Learn these simple tips on how to sauté asparagus in a healthy stir-fry for your next meal.

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The best way to eat these nutrient-dense edible perennial vegetables – any cooking method keeping within two minutes of cooking time is acceptable – is to quickly sauté them with rice.

Using brown rice or adding some quinoa, along with fresh garlic and extra virgin olive oil for this cooking method, adds great flavor to this simple, hearty dish.

By adding two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a hot sauté pan, add 2 cloves of minced garlic, allow 20 seconds for flavors to release, then add two inch, fresh-cut asparagus and ¼ cup of chicken or vegetable broth, cook for one minute and a half minutes. Next, add already cooked rice, sauté for another minute with one teaspoon of mirin or soy sauce. Turn off heat, plate and enjoy!

Asparagus is fiber-rich and full of antioxidants; they also contain high levels of folate, vitamins A, C, E and K.

Asparagus crowns once planted into fertile ground soil, dark-green, succulent and tender vegetable spears will emerge every spring season; you can expect a special 15-year-relationship when you consider adding these into your edible garden.