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Cilantro Lime Asparagus and Rice

Tender asparagus cooked in a butter-lime sauce and tossed with rice and cilantro for a side dish that pairs perfectly with SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp or any entree!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus (cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 3 cups cooked rice (your favorite)

Instructions

  • Blanch the asparagus (place in in a large pot of boiling water for approximately 1 to 2 minutes, until the asparagus turns bright green. Then drain and run very cold water over the asparagus to stop it from cooking). Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  • Add the lime juice, salt, and lime zest. Stir until combined.
  • Add the asparagus and stir until well-coated. Cook until hot, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Combine the cilantro and rice in a large bowl.
  • Mix in the asparagus and lime juice mixture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.1mg