Deeeeelicious pesto rice is the best weeknight side dish! It's gluten free, full of flavor, and done in under half an hour.
- 3 cups hot cooked rice (great use for leftovers!)
- 1/3 cup prepared pesto
- 2 tablespoons butter
- kosher salt, as needed
- To prep, cook the rice to package directions or reheat leftover rice.
- Stir the pesto into the rice and taste; add salt as needed until the rice is very flavorful.
- Stir in the butter and serve with your favorite dinner. YUM.
Rice: I use 1 cup jasmine rice, cooked to package directions with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt for the 3 cups of rice noted in the recipe. Leftover reheated rice also works great!
Pesto: Any pesto including store-bought is delicious with this recipe! In the winter or if you don't have a ton of fresh herbs, I love using kale walnut pesto.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 5
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: American
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