Mojo de Ajo inspired Pilaf
1 bunch fresh asparagus, broken into pieces
8 oz mushrooms (your choice, I used button) cleaned and quartered
1/4 c. toasted slivered almonds
1 c. white rice, I like basmati
1 and 3/4 c chicken broth
1/4 c. Mojo de Ajo
1/4 c. grated parm or asiago
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400.
In a medium pot, heat 2 Tbs of the Mojo over medium high heat and add the rice. Stir until the rice starts to turn golden brown. Add the chicken broth, cover and put in the oven for 20 minutes until dry and fluffy.
In a 9x13 baking pan add the mushrooms asparagus and remaining Mojo. Stir to coat and roast for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven. It should be slightly brown and tender.
After the rice and veg are done, combine them in a serving bowl with the rest of the ingredients and if ya wanna drizzle more Mojo on that, I won't tell on ya