Easy Pesto Rice – You’ll Make it Repeat

pesto rice

pesto rice

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Pesto Rice

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Pesto rice is a tasty mix of basil pesto and rice. It's an easy dish that goes well with grilled chicken, fish, or veggies. You can also enjoy it alone for a quick and satisfying meal. It adds a fresh flavor to your dining experience and is simple to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups
Calories 200 kcal


  • Rice Cooker
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Measuring Spoons And cups


  • 1 tbsp Avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup Long-grain basmati rice
  • 2 cups Water
  • ¼ cup Pesto
  • 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt (adjust to taste)


  • Prepare the Rice Cooker: You can keep rinsing rice in cold water until the water is clean. In a rice cooker, add washed rice and water.
  • Add Flavors: Stir in pesto, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and salt. Mix thoroughly to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  • Cook: Close the rice cooker lid and set it to the regular rice cooking setting. Allow it to cook until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the flavorful liquids.
  • Fluff and Serve: Once cooked, fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains. Serve the pesto rice warm as a delightful side dish or base for your preferred protein.
  • Enjoy: Indulge in the vibrant flavors of pesto rice, savoring the deliciousness with each bite!
    pesto rice


Why You’ll Adore This Dish

Pesto rice brings together the aromatic essence of basil pesto and the fluffiness of rice, crafting a dish that’s both uncomplicated and bursting with flavor. This recipe is not only easy to follow but also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, making it a perfect sidekick for any meal.

Storage and Reheating Tips

 You can squeeze the extra pesto rice into an insulated container and keep it at room temperature of up to 3 days. Put the microwave or stovetop on when you’re heating it and, if necessary, add some water to revive its moisture.
Keyword Basil Pesto, Jasmine rice, Jasmine Rice Recipe, Pesto Rice, Pesto Rice Recipe, Vegetarian Recipes

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