Friday, February 15, 2008

Wild Rice with Chicken and Asparagus

This is a nice healthy quick meal to fix and has a lot of flavor. I love the taste of wild rice and the firm texture of all the different grains. If you want to make this more healthy you can definitely leave out the butter and the cheese. I of course add extra cheese to mine, but that’s ok right?

Wild Rice with Chicken and Asparagus

2 Boneless-Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into cubes
1 Bunch Asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Cups Wild Rice
4 Cups Chicken Stock
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Oil
Handful Parmesan Cheese

In large sauce pan, heat the butter, add rice and salt, cook until fragrant. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for 20 minutes. While rice is cooking, add oil to a non-stick frying pan and cook chicken for about 5 minutes, add asparagus and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and asparagus is tender. Add the chicken mixture to the rice and stir, serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese over the top.

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