Vegetable Rice Simple Side Dish

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Found in a torn out recipe from a magazine but I don't know which one now. I love the flavors of this side dish and have tweaked it based on what veggie is fresh or in season. In place of the asparagus I have used snow peas or just used more zucchini and carrots if I could not find nice asparagus.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour broth into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add rice and reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter for 3-4 minutes. Add the mushrooms, zucchini and carrot; saute for 3-5 minutes longer or until they are crisp tender. Add asparagus and basil, cook; uncovered over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes or until asparagus is crisp tender.
  3. In a serving bowl, combine the rice, veggie mixture, Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a side dish that can go with anything! Or even be a meal in itself....loaded with wonderful flavors and colors. I loved that you could taste each vegetables individual flavor because they weren't overshadowed by spices or soy sauce. Delicious! Made for Photo Tag. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

Made this last night for dinner...wonderful. I cut the recipe in half and instead of cooking fresh rice I used some we had in the fridge (warmed it up) and then I followed the rest of the instructions. I did have to add a little broth but probably because I used rice that was already cooked instead of fresh. Anyway it was quite tasty. DH did add soy but he almost always does and the leftovers made for a wonderful snack for my breakfast. Made for New Kids on the Block tag game.