Creamy Asparagus and Lemon Oven Rice

Creamy Asparagus and Lemon Oven Rice

I hated asparagus and spinach when I was a kid, and now they are two of my favorite vegetables. Funny how taste changes over time. For me this is the perfect spring dish, not only because I love asparagus, but because it’s easy to prepare, creamy, tangy and a delicious rice dish!

Making this Asparagus and Lemon Rice in the oven versus the stovetop is simple and quick. It is a great dish for dinner during the week, because it allows you to do other things, like enjoying the warm weather outside.

Buen provecho!




(4 servings)

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 11/2 cups of rice,
  • 3 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 pound of asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into bite sizes
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Asparagus and Lemon Oven Rice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a baking dish, except the asparagus and parmesan cheese.
  3. Stir, cover with aluminum foil and transfer to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, Add the asparagus and stir well and continue baking for 5 minutes more or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Remove the rice from the oven and stir in the cheese. Serve immediately.
  5. Creamy Asparagus and Lemon Rice

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  1. Lisa says

    Hi Erica,
    I’m such an amatuer when it comes to cooking but I have found some of your recipes that I can actually pull off! I have a question about when adding in the asparagus, do you cover the dish for the extra 5 minutes or would you leave it uncovered? Sorry for such a basic question, but I have a hard time getting asparagus just right! lol Thanks for posting such delicious recipes!

  2. Margarita says

    I made it for my lunch yesterday and it tasted like risotto, but it was easier to make. Good recipe,.thanks

  3. says

    I was born and raised in the Bogota plateau, were mostly of the people have a chance to eat more vegetables in Colombia than anywhere else, the variety of greens is important in the people of the plateau, I ove asparagus ! you recipe is awesome …..thank you Erica

  4. Aimee says

    This was the second recipe I tried from you. This was absolutely delicious. I have never liked rice. I had to double the cooking time, though. I don’t know if the problem is my oven.

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