3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 large yellow onions, diced
1 cup brown rice
1 quart box of chicken broth
1 quart (refill empty box) water
1 1/2 oz dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated
1/2 bunch fresh asparagus, ends removed cut into 1 inch pieces
Heat oil in soup pot, medium heat. Cook garlic, 30 sec, then add onion, salt moderately and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in brown rice. Add broth and water. Bring to a boil, then let simmer covered for 30 minutes or until rice is close to done. Add mushrooms and asparagus, continue simmering for 10 to 15 minutes. Pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with parmesan.