adapted from Taste of Home
Even if you are not a huge fan of asparagus, you may still like this dish. The blend of flavors and textures are amazing! You will barely remember you are eating asparagus. This meal is hearty, packed full of flavor and quick to get from the stovetop to the table. How can you go wrong?
2 cups water
2 cups cut fresh asparagus (cut into 1 inch diagonal strips)
1 (6 oz) pkg. long grain and wild rice
1/4 cup butter, divided
3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch strips)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 tsp. minced garlic
In a large saucepan, combine the water, asparagus, rice mix with contents of seasoning packet and 2 tablespoons of butter. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute chicken and salt with remaining butter until chicken is no longer pink. Add the carrot and garlic. Cook and stir for 1 - 2 minutes 9 or until carrot is crisp-tender.