Roast Asparagus with Spiced Rice
Roast Asparagus with Spiced Rice

Ingredients

Method

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1⁄2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 300ml boiling water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Small bunch of asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Make the rice by heating the oil in a pan and gently frying the garlic and onion for 5 minutes. Add the turmeric and coriander seeds, stir well, then tip in the rice and stir to coat with the oil. Pour in the water, season generously, then simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  • Make the roast asparagus by drizzling the spears in olive oil, seasoning well, and heating a griddle pan until very hot. Cook the asparagus until they begin to colour, turning regularly for 3 minutes. Place in the pan in the oven for 7 minutes to roast, then serve on a bed of rice. Simple, yet oh-so perfect!
30 mins
2 serving
This recipe pairs perfectly with the Angelillo Verdejo 2019 from Rueda, Spain.

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