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Cabbage asparagus rice

This rice dish brings together 2 very diverse textures - cabbage and asparagus to provide a subtle flavored dish for a simple yet satisfying week night meal. It has jalapeño and habanero for heat, garnished with cilantro leaves, this dish is fresh and comforting. Pair it with a simple side salad.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 8


  • Rice Cooker
  • Wok


  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 cups Cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 cup roasted Corn optional
  • 1 bunch Asparagus trimmed to 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 Habanero finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro finely chopped
  • 4 sticks Cinnamon
  • 4 Bay leaf
  • 2 tsps Garam masala powder optional
  • 2 tbsps Oil


  • Heat a large wok on medium flame, add oil
  • Add the spices and fry to release a nice aroma
  • Add the rice, jalapeño, habanero and fry for 3-4 minutes
  • Transfer to a rice cooker, add garam masala seasoning powder; add cabbage and corn; cook with 4 cups of water
  • While the rice is cooking, increase heat on the wok and stir fry the asparagus with salt to a golden char taking care to keep it crisp
  • Before serving the rice, garnish with cilantro leaves and top with charred asparagus
  • Enjoy with a simple side salad