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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sauteed Asparagus With Chopped Rigatoni

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I wanted to whip up a quick meal yesterday as I wasn't in the mood for any elaborate cooking(which is the case most of the times). I had some leftover Sauteed Seasoned Asparagus that I had made the previous day that came quite handy for making this excellent and filling meal. My DH gave me 2 thumbs-up for this dish.
Ingredients:
  • Sauteed Asparagus - 1 cup (Scroll below for Recipe)
  • Rigatoni - 1 cup, cooked and chopped
  • Lemon - Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
Procedure(For Rigatoni With Sauteed Asparagus - 1 Serving):
  • In a skillet, add a tbsp of olive oil and add the Sauteed Asparagus and Chopped Rigatoni.
  • Toss it around until they are mixed evenly.
  • Move it to a serving bowl and top it with the lemon juice.
  • Serve Immediately.
Sauteed Asparagus(Yields 2 cups):

Ingredients:
  • Asparagus - 1 bunch
  • Onion - 1, large, chopped
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, diced
  • Curry Leaves - 2 stalks, chopped
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chilli - 2, chopped
  • Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt for taste
  • Curry Powder - 1 tsp
 Procedure(For Sauteed Asparagus):
  • Cut off the spears from the asparagus and clean it gently. Set aside.
  • Discard the thick ends of the asparagus stalk. Clean the rest and horizontally chop them like thin discs.
  • In a skillet, heat the oil, add cumin seeds, garlic, onion, chopped curry leaves and saute until onions are browned.
  • Add the chopped asparagus and fry it for a couple of minutes along with turmeric powder, curry powder and green chillies.
  • Sprinkle salt and toss around to evenly incorporate. Add the spears and switch off the stove.
  • Serve with rice or use it with pasta for a nice filling meal.
This makes its way to Presto Pasta Nights #158.

Enjoy!
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43 comments:

  1. Loved the dish,it's simple ,delicious and healthy.yumm

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  2. Lassie..this one looks soo good. Asparagus is one of our fav...WE have a recipe soon to be posted with asparagus..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  3. I've never thought about chopping the pasta...sounds like a good use of the leftover asparagus too.

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  4. Wat a fantastic dish, love those sauteed asparagus..yumm!!

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  5. that's an excellent quick fix, sounds delicious,mildly spiced and consistent , I love it!!!

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  6. @Bo:
    Lol. Dear that Rigatoni was too big for my mouth..so I had to chop it!

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  7. This is one amongst those few veg that I have not tried till date.... Should taste awesome I guess... It is very popular among veggies.....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  8. arent leftovers the best...and asparagus is my new found love

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  9. Rigatoni with asparagus sounds like a nice combo and fav of mine. I love asparagus in any dish. Nice recipe and looks mouth watering. Lovely click.

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  10. Lassie this is eliciously good and love that u have put up the signature there...its cool ,now i wanna add XoXo too :-)))

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  11. I liked your idea of chopping pasta and asparagus. Simple but filling meal.

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  12. till now i haven't tasted asparagus..that must be sounds funny..but some how i don't feel comfortable with the thought of how it must be tasted....but whenever i see some recipes on asparagus they really drive me crazy to try it out...now i really have to try....ur dish just looks awesome...

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  13. asparagus is in season.. love this asparagus, pasta combo. perfect for the season!

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  14. wow.. chopped rigatoni.. n curry leaves in the asparagus.. all sounds new n yummmm..definitely worth trying..great clicks..

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  15. Yum, this looks so light and delicious! I love quick meals!

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  16. This looks great! I love that it is easy and healthy too!

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  17. You are so good at combining Indian flavors with Italian ingredients. I love it!

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  18. lovely recipe...i make pasta w/asparagus too...i often end up baking in a marinara sauce...will try your version...

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  19. A seasonal ingredient to go with a warm bowl of pasta..this looks very fabulous Lassie. Nice click.

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  20. Fantastic combination of pasta and asparagus - I love the spices you used! And I have to say that I'm enjoying the song Aadhavan Hasili Fisili! 8-)

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  21. wow lovely preparation and healthy too :)

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  22. This dish loooks delicious and nice use os asparagus. Beautiful click too.

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  23. This is such a delicious pasta dish...love the interesting combination of asparagus and pasta :)

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  24. awesome combo of pasta and asparagus...irresistible pasta dish

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  25. Asparagus pasta is so right combination that the dish looks wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  26. Awesome, looks yum !! Never have tried anything with Asparagaus, love the greenchili, curry leaves and cumin in the saute. Must try sometime.

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  27. Looks particularly delicious. I can't wait to try it. thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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  28. This dish screams springtime! I love that asparagus is in season now, and this recipe definitely highlights it! :-)

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  29. Thank you honey for stopping by ny blog. Your comment meant very much to me, since I am new at blogging. I enjoy cooking and learning. I see that I have so much to learn from you, so I am now going to browse through your blog and learn. Thank you for following me.

    Laura

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  30. This looks so absolutely delicious! I have a craving to eat this exact dish now! Great entry for PPN =)

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