Brown Rice Pilaf with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Number of Servings: 6 (254 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Brown Rice Pilaf with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Brown rice improves the nutrition of a classic pilaf while adding a lovely nuttiness to the flavor which perfectly sets off the earthy flavors of asparagus and mushrooms.

Tip: If you can’t find asparagus tips, you can purchase a whole bunch, remove the woody ends, and cut into 1″ pieces.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cube reduced-sodium chicken bouillon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ lb. mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ lb. asparagus tips
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the rice and sauté until fragrant (1 minute).
  2. Add the water, bouillon, onion, mushrooms, and nutmeg. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is cooked (40 minutes).
  3. Stir asparagus into the rice mixture, cover and cook until tender (5 minutes). Stir in the grated cheese and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 254 g

Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 2mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 55.5mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 355mg 8%
Vitamin A 41.9mcg 4%
Vitamin C 10.9mg 10%
Vitamin E 1mg 6%
Vitamin K 99.2mcg 80%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.3mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 43.8mcg 11%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 7.3mcg 25%
Chloride 71.5mg 4%
Pantothenate 1.2mg 20%
Phosphorus 157mg 15%
Iodine 2.6mcg 2%
Magnesium 60.3mg 15%
Zinc 1.2mg 10%
Selenium 12.4mcg 20%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.3mg 60%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.8mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Brown Rice, Onion, Parsley, Swiss Cheese (part-skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Olive Oil, Reduced Sodium Chicken Bouillon Cube (salt, Sugar, Corn Syrup Solids, Onion Powder, Potassium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Corn, Soy And Wheat Protein, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Monosodium Glutamate, Dried Cooked Chicken, Garlic Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate, Contains Less Than 2% Of Silicon Dioxide (anti-caking Agent), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Natural Flavor (contains Milk), Whey Powder, Turmeric (color), Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Caramel Color, Dried Parsley, Lactic Acid, Yeast Extract, Soy Lecithin, Grill Flavor), Ground Nutmeg.

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