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Asparagus Celebration!

What you need: 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2-3/4 bunch asparagus, cut on diagonal in 1 inch pieces
salt, to taste
juice of 1/2 lemon
3/4 cup cooked rice
handful slivered almonds

What you do: 

1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and stir once, then cover and allow to steam/saute.
2. Peek, stir, and salt, to taste every minute or so until spears are bright green. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. I rather enjoy adding a little lemon pulp, as well.
3. In serving bowl, combine asparagus and juices, rice, and almonds. Celebrate!
This dish is terrific as a side dish or as a quick, light, summertime meal.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2 to 4

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I had just made this and rather than rice I mixed the almond and asparagus in with avacado and used it as a dip. I also rolled it up in a tortilla with a little Parmesan cheese.

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I made this as a side dish to go with a french onion soup entree. The only thing I changed about the recipe was that I sauteed the asparagus over medium-low instead of medium-high and added a few cloves of garlic. The result was very tasty!

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